C labs() function

C labs() function - long integer absolute value

Syntax labs() function

long int labs(long int x)

The labs() function is used to compute the absolute value of the long integer operand x.

Parameters labs() function

Name Description Required /Optional
x This is the integral value. Required

Return value from labs()

  • Returns the absolute value of n.

Example: labs() function

The following example shows the usage of labs() function.

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>
int main(void)
   long x, y;
   x = -84532L;
   y = labs(x);
   printf("The absolute value of %ld is %ld\n", x, y);
   x = 84532L;
   y = labs(x);
   printf("\nThe absolute value of %ld is %ld\n", x, y);


The absolute value of -84532 is 84532

The absolute value of 84532 is 84532

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