# 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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