Summing a number’s digits programming exercise

Summing a number’s digits programming exercise.

Pythia, Oracle of Delphi, wants to do some numerology. She promises to Pray for Apollos favor to this who:

Write a function which takes a number as input and returns the sum the absolute value of its digits.

Š•xample:
Input: 12 -> 1+2 = 3 output: 3
       52 -> 5+2 = 7 output: 7
      -78 -> 7+8 = 15 output: 15

Scroll down to see the solution of this math…I mean coding problem.

    public static int SumDigits(int n)
    {
        //first we need to get the absolute value of the number
        //the Abs() in Math in c# does exactly that.
        //not that we cant use a simple IF but
        //Math.Abs() is more readable 
        n = Math.Abs(n);
        //Lets get the digits of the number
        //and in the same time sum them
        int sum = 0;
        //lets see how to get the last digit of the number 123 ?
        //well will use the reminder operator
        //123%10 = 3
        //and then the second one ?
        //123 / 10 =12
        //12%2 =2
        //and so one until we have no digits left. 
        while (n != 0)
        {
            sum += n % 10;
            n /= 10;
        }
        return sum;
/* 
* If you are not familiar with this small algorithm for taking 
* the digits of a number, experiment a little with it. 
* Make a small function that takes any integer and return 
* a char array with its digits. Also its good for showing off in 
* job interviews ;) 
*/
    }