## IMABS Function

The `IMABS`

function in Google Sheets calculates the absolute value (or magnitude) of a complex number.

### Syntax

```
IMABS(number)
```

`number`

: The complex number whose absolute value you want to calculate. This is a required parameter.

### Examples

**Absolute Value of a Complex Number**

Calculate the absolute value of the complex number ‘3+4i’:

```
=IMABS("3+4i")
```

This will output 5.

**Absolute Value of a Purely Imaginary Number**

Calculate the absolute value of the complex number ‘0+5i’:

```
=IMABS("0+5i")
```

This will output 5.

**Absolute Value of a Real Number**

Calculate the absolute value of the number ‘7’:

```
=IMABS("7")
```

This will output 7.

### Notes

- The IMABS function is useful in engineering and scientific calculations involving complex numbers.
- The absolute value of a complex number is the distance from the origin to the point represented by the complex number in the complex plane.