# abs() in Python

The abs() function is used to return the absolute value of a number.
Syntax:

```abs(number)

number : Can be integer, a floating point
number or a complex number
```

The abs() takes only one argument, a number whose absolute value is to be returned. The argument can be an integer, a floating point number or a complex number.

• If the argument is an integer or floating point number, abs() returns the absolute value in integer or float.
• In case of complex number, abs() returns only the magnitude part and that can also be a floating point number.
```# Python code to illustrate
# abs() built-in function

# floating point number
float = -54.26
print('Absolute value of integer is:', abs(float))

# An integer
int = -94
print('Absolute value of float is:', abs(int))

# A complex number
complex = (3 - 4j)
print('Absolute value or Magnitude of complex is:', abs(complex))

```

Output:

```Absolute value of integer is: 54.26
Absolute value of float is: 94
Absolute value or Magnitude of complex is: 5.0
```

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