Modulo

Published Jan 28, 2022Updated Oct 26, 2022
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Modulo is a mathematical operation that returns the remainder of a division of two arguments. It is available in every programming language.

Syntax

The remainder is what is left over after dividing the first argument, the dividend, by the second, the divisor or modulus:

remainder = dividend % divisor

Most programming languages use the % symbol to represent the modulo operation, though some may use mod or other variations.

Examples

The following is an example of the modulo operator in Python:

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