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8 * 7 + 8 % 5 + 6 / 2 = ???? ## That's the modulus operator.

Also called "modulo" or "remainder", the modulus operator performs a division operation but instead of returning the result it returns the remainder. For example, `12 % 7 = 5` because if you divide 12 by 7 the result is 1 but you have 5 left over. For expression evaluation, it has the same precedence as the multiply and divide operators. STAFF

Hi there! The % sign is used as the modulus/modulo operator. This operator returns the remainder of the division of the 2 numbers. For example, in this case, the 8 % 5 would return a 3. This is because 8 is divisible by 5 with a remainder of 3. Eight divided by five is equal to 1 and 3/5. The three here is the remainder.

Hope this helps! Ok thanks I understand now