C library function - abs()

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Description

The C library function int abs(int x) returns the absolute value of int x.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for abs() function.

int abs(int x)

Parameters

  • x -- This is the integral value.

Return Value

This function returns the absolute value of x.

Example

The following example shows the usage of abs() function.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main ()
{
   int a, b;

   a = abs(5);
   printf("value of a = %d\n", a);

   b = abs(-10);
   printf("value of b = %d\n", b);
   
   return(0);
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

value of a = 5
value of b = 10


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