`Math.abs`

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The general syntax for this method is:

```
Math.abs(number)
```

This method returns the positive value of a number, which can be printed or
stored in a variable. `abs`

works on both integer and decimal values.

Numerical strings can also be evaluated, but should be avoided as a best practice.

Example

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | ```
let num = Math.abs(-3);
console.log(num);
console.log(Math.abs(4.44));
console.log(Math.abs('-3.33'));
console.log(Math.abs(24/-3));
// 24/-3 = -8
``` |

**Console Output**

```
3
4.44
3.33
8
```

`Math.abs`

also works on arrays, but to make the process work, we must
combine it with the map array method. The syntax for this
is:

```
arrayName.map(Math.abs)
```

Note that `Math.abs`

takes no argument when applied to an array.

Example

1 2 3 4 5 | ```
let numbers = [-2, 3, -4.44, "8.88"];
let positiveArray = numbers.map(Math.abs);
console.log(positiveArray);
``` |

**Console Output**

```
[2, 3, 4.44, 8.88]
```