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## java.lang Class Math

```java.lang.Object
|
+--java.lang.Math
```

public final class Math
extends Object

The class `Math` contains methods for performing basic numeric operations.

Since:
1.3

 Method Summary `static int` `abs(int a)`           Returns the absolute value of an `int` value. `static long` `abs(long a)`           Returns the absolute value of a `long` value. `static int` ```max(int a, int b)```           Returns the greater of two `int` values. `static long` ```max(long a, long b)```           Returns the greater of two `long` values. `static int` ```min(int a, int b)```           Returns the smaller of two `int` values. `static long` ```min(long a, long b)```           Returns the smaller of two `long` values.

 Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object ```equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait```

 Method Detail

### abs

`public static int abs(int a)`
Returns the absolute value of an `int` value. If the argument is not negative, the argument is returned. If the argument is negative, the negation of the argument is returned.

Note that if the argument is equal to the value of `Integer.MIN_VALUE`, the most negative representable `int` value, the result is that same value, which is negative.

Parameters:
`a` - an `int` value.
Returns:
the absolute value of the argument.
`Integer.MIN_VALUE`

### abs

`public static long abs(long a)`
Returns the absolute value of a `long` value. If the argument is not negative, the argument is returned. If the argument is negative, the negation of the argument is returned.

Note that if the argument is equal to the value of `Long.MIN_VALUE`, the most negative representable `long` value, the result is that same value, which is negative.

Parameters:
`a` - a `long` value.
Returns:
the absolute value of the argument.
`Long.MIN_VALUE`

### max

```public static int max(int a,
int b)```
Returns the greater of two `int` values. That is, the result is the argument closer to the value of `Integer.MAX_VALUE`. If the arguments have the same value, the result is that same value.
Parameters:
`a` - an `int` value.
`b` - an `int` value.
Returns:
the larger of `a` and `b`.
`Long.MAX_VALUE`

### max

```public static long max(long a,
long b)```
Returns the greater of two `long` values. That is, the result is the argument closer to the value of `Long.MAX_VALUE`. If the arguments have the same value, the result is that same value.
Parameters:
`a` - a `long` value.
`b` - a `long` value.
Returns:
the larger of `a` and `b`.
`Long.MAX_VALUE`

### min

```public static int min(int a,
int b)```
Returns the smaller of two `int` values. That is, the result the argument closer to the value of `Integer.MIN_VALUE`. If the arguments have the same value, the result is that same value.
Parameters:
`a` - an `int` value.
`b` - an `int` value.
Returns:
the smaller of `a` and `b`.
`Long.MIN_VALUE`

### min

```public static long min(long a,
long b)```
Returns the smaller of two `long` values. That is, the result is the argument closer to the value of `Long.MIN_VALUE`. If the arguments have the same value, the result is that same value.
Parameters:
`a` - a `long` value.
`b` - a `long` value.
Returns:
the smaller of `a` and `b`.
`Long.MIN_VALUE`