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# labs

Return the absolute value of a long integer
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## Interface

#include <stdlib.h>long labs (long j)

## Description

The labs function returns the absolute value of the long integer j, denoted by and defined through:

### Example 1

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main()
{
long int a = -231564565;
printf("|a| = %ld\n", labs(a));
return 0;
}

Output:
|a| = 231564565

reference:abs, reference:floor

## Bugs

The absolute value of the most negative integer remains negative.