This post will guide you how to use Excel ABS function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

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**Description**

The Excel ABS function returns the absolute value of a number

The ABS function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Math and Trigonometry Function.

The ABS function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

**Syntax**

The syntax of the ABS function is as below:

**=ABS (number)**

**Where** the ABS function argument is:

**Number – **This is a required argument. A number that you want the absolute value

**Example**

The below examples will show you how to use Excel ABS function to return the absolute value of a number.

**#1 =ABS(B1)**

**Note:** the above formula will return the absolute value of B1 cell.

### More Excel ABS Function Examples

- Sum the Absolute Values

Assuming that you have a list of data in range B1:B6 that contain negative numbers and positive numbers, and you want to sum all absolute values in these range of cells, You can use a formula based on the SUMIF function to achieve the result….