Number.prototype.valueOf()

The valueOf() method returns the wrapped primitive value of a Number object.

Syntax

valueOf()

Return value

A number representing the primitive value of the specified Number object.

Description

This method is usually called internally by JavaScript and not explicitly in web code.

Examples

Using valueOf

let numObj = new Number(10)
console.log(typeof numObj)  // object

let num = numObj.valueOf()
console.log(num)            // 10
console.log(typeof num)     // number

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
# sec-number.prototype.valueof

Browser compatibility

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See also