IMABS function

Returns the absolute value (modulus) of a complex number in x + yi or x + yj text format.

Syntax

IMABS(inumber)

Inumber     is a complex number for which you want the absolute value.

Remarks

  • Use COMPLEX to convert real and imaginary coefficients into a complex number.
  • The absolute value of a complex number is:

Equation

where:

z = x + yi

Example

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Formula Description (Result)
=IMABS("5+12i") Absolute value of 5+12i (13)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2007