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Hi, how can I turn a number such as -5 into +5 e.g. I have a variable: myVar = -5 how can I turn that into: myVar = +5 I'm sure there's an easy way to turn a negative into a positive Cheers ---------------------------------------------- [url]www.crazyrichie.net[/url]...

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    Default Turning a negative number into a positive

    Hi, how can I turn a number such as -5 into +5

    e.g. I have a variable:

    myVar = -5

    how can I turn that into:

    myVar = +5

    I'm sure there's an easy way to turn a negative into a positive

    Cheers

    ----------------------------------------------

    [url]www.crazyrichie.net[/url]



    Richard Atkins Guest

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    Default Re: Turning a negative number into a positive

    aVar = -5;
    trace(aVar);
    bVar = Math.abs(aVar);
    trace(bVar);

    hth

    "Richard Atkins" <richatkins88yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:c0ak3r$6nh$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Hi, how can I turn a number such as -5 into +5
    >
    > e.g. I have a variable:
    >
    > myVar = -5
    >
    > how can I turn that into:
    >
    > myVar = +5
    >
    > I'm sure there's an easy way to turn a negative into a positive
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------
    >
    > [url]www.crazyrichie.net[/url]
    >
    >
    >

    Jack Guest

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    Default Re: Turning a negative number into a positive

    cheers jack,

    I actually found if I do this it's even simpler:

    myVar = -5

    myVar = myVar*-1

    myVar would then = +5

    Rich


    "Jack" <jackleamanhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:c0aktj$7s8$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > aVar = -5;
    > trace(aVar);
    > bVar = Math.abs(aVar);
    > trace(bVar);
    >
    > hth
    >
    > "Richard Atkins" <richatkins88yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:c0ak3r$6nh$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > > Hi, how can I turn a number such as -5 into +5
    > >
    > > e.g. I have a variable:
    > >
    > > myVar = -5
    > >
    > > how can I turn that into:
    > >
    > > myVar = +5
    > >
    > > I'm sure there's an easy way to turn a negative into a positive
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > >
    > > ----------------------------------------------
    > >
    > > [url]www.crazyrichie.net[/url]
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >

    Richard Atkins Guest

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    "Richard Atkins" <richatkins88yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:c0aujn$nm6$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > cheers jack,
    >
    > I actually found if I do this it's even simpler:
    >
    > myVar = -5
    >
    > myVar = myVar*-1
    >
    > myVar would then = +5
    >
    > Rich
    >
    even simpler :-)
    aVar = Math.abs(-5); trace(aVar);

    Math.abs is a built-in Math function that computes
    and returns an absolute value for the number specified

    hth


    Jack Guest

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    Default Re: Turning a negative number into a positive

    nice one, cheers

    "Jack" <jackleamanhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:c0b1g0$s9e$1forums.macromedia.com...
    >
    > "Richard Atkins" <richatkins88yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:c0aujn$nm6$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > > cheers jack,
    > >
    > > I actually found if I do this it's even simpler:
    > >
    > > myVar = -5
    > >
    > > myVar = myVar*-1
    > >
    > > myVar would then = +5
    > >
    > > Rich
    > >
    >
    > even simpler :-)
    > aVar = Math.abs(-5); trace(aVar);
    >
    > Math.abs is a built-in Math function that computes
    > and returns an absolute value for the number specified
    >
    > hth
    >
    >

    Richard Atkins Guest

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