# How to Use Excel IMABS Function?

Excel is a spreadsheet program that is developed for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. It helps to perform calculations on your PC. The purpose of this software is to do complicated calculations which are difficult to do manually. When we use complex numbers, sometimes, we need to get the absolute values of that numbers.

In this article, we will see how to use IMABS Function in Excel with its syntax, explanation, and examples. Let’s get started!! Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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## Explanation of IMABS Function

• It is one of the built-in functions in Microsoft Excel.
• IMABS Function returns the absolute value of the complex number.
• Generally, a complex number is in the form of (X+Yi) or (X+Yj).
• For example, ( 2+3i), (6-2i) like that. The IMABS function will return positive absolute values of the complex numbers with negative signs. Example: “6-2i” will return the total value “6.32455532”.

## Syntax

• Here, you will see the syntax of the IMABS function.
• To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
• Once you enter the formula, just click on the button to get the result.

=IMABS(inumber)

Argument Explanation

Inumber – The complex number for which you want to find the absolute value.

Note:
1) The absolute value of the Complex number is calculated as follows.
2) IMABS ( z ) = |Z| = √x² + y² where ( Z = X+Yi )
3) X and Y are real numbers, and i or j is an imaginary number.
4) X is a real part, Yi is an imaginary part. 5) You can use a COMPLEX Function to convert real and imaginary coefficients to a complex number.

## Practical Examples

Let’s see an example to know how IMABS Function works in the Excel spreadsheet.

• Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data.
• For example, we have shown you Complex numbers in Column B, and we will get the absolute value of that numbers.
• Then, you have to enter the formula in the cell as shown below to get the result.
• After entering the formula, you need to click the button to get the output, as shown below. You can drag down the cell to fill the remaining cells.