# Python abs() Method

The `abs()` method returns the absolute value of the given number and returns a magnitude of a complex number.

### Syntax:

``abs(num)``

#### Parameters:

num: An int, float, or complex number.

#### Return type:

Returns the absolute value of a number and the magnitude of a complex number.

The following example gets the absolute values of integer, float, and complex numbers.

Example: abs()
``````print("Absolute value of -10 is: ",abs(-10))
print("Absolute value of +10 is: ", abs(+10))
print("Absolute value of -10.33 is: ", abs(-10.33))
print("Absolute value of 4 - 3j is: ", abs(4 - 3j))
``````
Output
``````Absolute value of -10 is:  10
Absolute value of +10 is:  10
Absolute value of -10.33 is:  10.33
Absolute value of 4 - 3j is:  5.0
``````

The following gets an absolute value of binary, octal and hexadecimal numbers.

Example: abs()
``````print("Absolute value of -0b10011 is: ", abs(-0b10011))
print("Absolute value of -0o23 is: ", abs(-0o13))
print("Absolute value of -0x42 is: ", abs(-0x42))
``````
Output
``````Absolute value of -0b10011 is: 19
Absolute value of -0o23 is: 19
Absolute value of -0x42 is: 19``````
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