Abs() (PlayBasic)

( PlayBasic 1.61 )

** Abs** - make a negative number positive (return absolute value)

# Syntax

`num = Abs ( x )`

`num`- returned positive number.`x`- number to change to positive

# Description

** Abs()** changes a negative number to a positive number. If the number is already positive, it simply returns the number as is. It does this by returning the number's absolute value, or distance from zero.

# Example

In the example code below, both numbers are printed as positive 42.

```
Print Abs(42)
Print Abs(-42)
Sync
WaitKey
```

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