ABS

**Syntax:** **ABS( X)**

*X* = a numeric value or cell reference containing a numeric value

**ABS** returns the absolute (positive) value of *X*.

**Examples:**

**ABS**(5) = 5

**ABS**(-5) = 5

**ABS**(52) = 52

**ABS**(C15) = 10, where C15 = -10

**SQRT**(**ABS**(D4)) = 10, where D4 = -100

**Excel function:** ABS

Grey Trout Software

02 March 2003