# How to Convert negative number to positive number in Excel

In this article, we will learn about how to use absolute value function to convert negative numbers to positive numbers in Excel.

ABS function returns the Absolute value of a number, without its sign. Absolute value means negative number are converted to positive and the positive numbers stay unaffected.

Syntax:

=ABS(number)

Let’s run some tests on some numbers using ABS function The red cells are the negative numbers provided in different formatting styles.
Use the formula

=ABS(A2) Press Enter and Copy the formula in other cells using CTRL + D option. As you can see in the above snapshot, we got all the positive numbers using ABS function in Excel.

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