fabs

Obtains the absolute value of a number

```#include <math.h>
double fabs ( double x  );
float fabsf ( float x  );
long double fabsl ( long double x  );
```

The fabs( ) function returns the absolute value of its floating-point argument x; if x is greater than or equal to 0, the return value is equal to x. If x is less than 0, the function returns -x.

#### Example

```float x = 4.0F * atanf( 1.0F );
long double y = 4.0L * atanl( 1.0L );

if ( x == y )
printf( "x and y are exactly equal.\n" );
else if ( fabs( x - y ) < 0.0001 * fabsl( y ) )
printf( "x and y are approximately equal:\n"
"x is %.8f; y is %.8Lf.\n", x, y );
```

This code produces the following output:

```x and y are approximately equal:
x is 3.14159274; y is 3.14159265.
```

#### See Also

The absolute value functions for integer types: abs( ), labs( ), llabs( ), and imaxabs( ); the absolute value functions for complex numbers: cabs( ), cabsf( ), cabsl( ); the C99 functions fdim( ) and copysign( ); the functions fmax( ) and fmin( )