In Python, the percent sign (
%) is known as the modulo operator.
A modulo calculation returns the remainder of the division between two numbers.
x = 12 % 5print(x) # Output: 2
Because 12 is not evenly divisible by 5, the value of
x is 2.
y = 10 % 5print(y) # Output: 0
Because 10 is evenly divisible by 5, the value of
y is 0.