sign() Function

Returns the number divided by its absolute value, which is 1 if the number is positive and -1 if the number is negative.

Syntax

sign( number )

number: (Decimal) The number that will be divided by its absolute value.

Returns

Integer

Notes

If the number value is equal to zero, the function returns 1.

Examples

You can experiment with this function in the test box below.

Test Input

sign(-3) returns -1

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