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Thread: Absolute values

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    Default Absolute values

    Hello Everyone,

    I am having a problem with my homework. They are asking for a method call that takes the large of two absolute values.

    Write a method called largerAbsVal that takes two integers as parameters and returns the larger of the two absolute values. A call of largerAbsVal(11, 2) would return 11, and a call of largerAbsVal(4, -5) would return 5.

    I have tried this code using methods in the Math Class but I am getting an error in Practice-it that says
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    Your method's return type is void, which means that it does not return a value. But your code is trying to return a value. This is not allowed.

    cannot return a value from method whose result type is void
    return Math.max(Math.abs(Num1), Math.abs(Num2));

    Here is my code. What I am doing wrong?
    public static void largerAbsVal (int Num1, int Num2)
    {
     
        return Math.max(Math.abs(Num1), Math.abs(Num2));
    }


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    Default Re: Absolute values

    Your method's return type is void, which means that it does not return a value. But your code is trying to return a value. This is not allowed.
    That message says what the problem is. Change the void to a valid datatype that the method is returning.

    See the tutorial: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutori...turnvalue.html
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