# Actionscript Converting Negitive to Positive Numbers

Needed to know the simples way to convert a number from positive to negative or negative to positive in actionscripts. Here it is.

This is a revise to the flash actionscript tutorial on converting negitive numbers to positive numbers.

Now use Abs() function in flash actionscript

### Math.abs()

The flash Math.abs() method is used to return the absolute value of x. This basically means it returns the distance between 0 and x in flash actionscript.

Although -5 is a negative number, it’s absolute value is the same as 5. This is because -5 has a distance of 5 from x just as 5 has a distance of 5 from x.

Example:

Math.abs(-10); // Returns 10
Math.abs(10); // Returns 10

### Old Tutorial on Converting Negatives to Positive and Positive to Negative numbers

I needed to know the simples way to convert a number from positive to negative or negative to positive in actionscripts. Here it is:

[actionscripts]

// convert 100 to negative -100
n = 100;
n = – n;
trace(n);// will = -100
// convert -55 to positive 50
n = -50;
n = – n;
trace(n);// will = 50

[/actionscripts]

This is how it work. Zero minus a positive number = a negative number. And Zero minus a negative number = a positive number.