Java.math.BigDecimal.abs() Method


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Description

The java.math.BigDecimal.abs() returns a BigDecimal whose value is the absolute value of this BigDecimal, and whose scale is this.scale().

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.math.BigDecimal.abs() method.

public BigDecimal abs()

Parameters

NA

Return Value

This method returns the absolute value of the called value i.e abs(this).

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of math.BigDecimal.abs() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.math.*;

public class BigDecimalDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // create 2 BigDecimal objects
      BigDecimal bg1, bg2;

      // assign value to bg1
      bg1 = new BigDecimal("-40");

      // value before applying abs
      System.out.println("Value is " + bg1);

      // assign absolute value of bg1 to bg2
      bg2 = bg1.abs();

      // print bg2 value
      System.out.println("Absolute value is " + bg2);
   }
}

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

Value is -40
Absolute value is 40

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