How do I get the absolute value of a number?

The example below show you how to get the absolute value of a number. To get the absolute value or the abs value of a number we use the Math.abs() method call. The Math.abs() method is an overloaded that can accept value in type of double, float, int or long.

package org.kodejava.example.math;

public class GetAbsoluteValueExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Double value = -10.0D;

        double abs1 = Math.abs(value);
        System.out.println("Absolute value in double: " + abs1);

        float abs2 = Math.abs(value.floatValue());
        System.out.println("Absolute value in float : " + abs2);

        int abs3 = Math.abs(value.intValue());
        System.out.println("Absolute value in int   : " + abs3);

        long abs4 = Math.abs(value.longValue());
        System.out.println("Absolute value in long  : " + abs4);

The code snippet above print the following result:

Absolute value in double: 10.0
Absolute value in float : 10.0
Absolute value in int   : 10
Absolute value in long  : 10
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