## Absolute Value of a Number

To find absolute value of a number in Go language, use Abs() function of math package. Abs(x) returns the absolute value of x.

In this tutorial, we will learn the syntax of Abs() function, and how to use this function to find the absolute value of a given number.

### Syntax

The syntax of Abs() function is

`math.Abs(x)`

where `x` is a floating point value of type float64.

Please note that we have to import “math” package to use Abs() function.

Return Value

The function returns a floating point value of type float64.

### Examples

#### Absolute Value of Negative Number

In the following program, we take a negative value in `x`, and find its absolute value.

example.go

```package main

import (
"fmt"
"math"
)

func main() {
var x float64 = -3
result := math.Abs(x)
fmt.Println("Absolute Value :", result)
}```

Output

`Absolute Value : 3`

#### Absolute Value of Positive Number

Absolute value of a positive number would be the same positive number.

In the following program, we find the absolute value of 3.

example.go

```package main

import (
"fmt"
"math"
)

func main() {
var x float64 = 3
result := math.Abs(x)
fmt.Println("Absolute Value :", result)
}```

Output

`Absolute Value : 3`

### Conclusion

In this Golang Tutorial, we learned how to find absolute value of a given number in Go language, with example programs.