MS Excel Functions -ABS
What does the ABS function do?
It removes or ignores the negative sign and gives the value as positive for any number.
What to type in a cell of a Excel sheet?
This function can only have one argument and that one argument can be any number, cell reference or range.
“=ABS(Cell reference)” or
When to use this function?
When we don’t want negative sign of the values. We only need the value as the positive number.
|Passing the positive number and we are getting back the same. No change as its absolute value is same.|
|Passing the negative number (-17) and we are getting back the absolute number (17).|
|Passing the value by the cell reference. Here abs function uses the value that is present in the cell C2.|
|Passing the value by the cell reference (A1). Here abs function absolute value of 100% i.e 1 as 100% means 100/100 = 1.|
|Passing the cell range gives the absolute values in return. And when the cells are empty, absolute values are returned as 0.|
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