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Hello wondering if anyone can help me.

I am performing a calulcation on two numbers (a - b) that are not always the same and i get returned a negative number which is incorrect.

For example if a = 10, and b = 7 then 10 - 7 = 3, but if a = 7, and b = 10 then 7 - 10 = -3.

i am just wondering how in asp code i can fix it so that the result would always be 3 and not -3

Any help would be appreciated

G.

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You can use Abs() to do this...
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myNum = Abs(a - b)
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Thanks alot, will try to use abs. Was just starting to write if a > b then make highNumber else make lowNumber etc..

Abs will save me alot of time as have many calculations to perform

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