C library function - labs()

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Description

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

Declaration

Following is the declaration for labs() function.

long int labs(long 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 labs() function.

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

int main ()
{
   long int a,b;

   a = labs(65987L);
   printf("Value of a = %ld\n", a);

   b = labs(-1005090L);
   printf("Value of b = %ld\n", b);
   
   return(0);
}

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

Value of a = 65987
Value of b = 1005090


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