vb.net Always Positive Integer

Hello folks, I would like to know how to get a positive number all the time.

Example: 1-3 = -2  (I want  2)

So I want this: 1-3 = 2
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
ABS(1-3), I think
you can use,

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This will give always int values and positive values, whatever the number are (instead of 1-3):


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use MAth.Abs function.like,

        Dim x As Integer = 1
        Dim y As Integer = 3
        Dim diff As Integer = Math.Abs(x - y)
Are you always going to be using Integers for the calculations?
My reason for asking is to be aware that Int() doesn't take the Integer value of the number (it kinda rounds it... thought I can't figure-out why)
Math.Abs(-Val) will give the positive answer as the replies above have said.
dim x as integer = -5
dim result as integer

result = Math.Abs(x)
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