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23 % 3 the answer 2 cant understand

23%3 answer 2 cant understand

2 Answers

Ray Karyshyn
Ray Karyshyn
13,443 Points

Hi Fahad,

The modular operator (%) is similar to the division operator (/); however, modulus returns the remainder after dividing the given numbers.

For example, 4 mod 2 is 0, because 2 divides evenly into 4 and there is no remainder. Also, 5 mod 2 returns 1, because 5 divided by 2 is 2 with a remainder of 1.

So yes, 23 % 3 is 2, because 23 divided by 3 is 7 with a remainder of 2.

P.S. If you were looking to get the answer of 7, Python features the real floor division operator (//) -> 23 // 3 == 7

Alex Koumparos
Alex Koumparos
Python Development Techdegree Student 36,887 Points

HI Fahad,

The modulo (%) operator is like a 'remainder' operator. If you divide 23 by 3 you get 7 remainder 2. Similarly 12 divided by 7 is 1 remainder 5, thus 12 % 7 == 5.