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# Why is my method not working to produce the remainder of a divided by b?

def mod(a, b) puts "remainder of #{a} when divided by #{b}" return a / b end

puts mod(6,2)

method.rb
```def mod(a, b)
puts "remainder of #{a} when divided by #{b}"
return a / b
end

puts mod(6,2)
```

Hiya Jessica! You are doing way too many stuff. All you've to do is

• to create a function "mod" that takes two arguments, a and b
```def mod(a, b)
end
```
• now , you have to return the remainder of the division of a and b. All You have to do is use "%"(modulous) operator. Modulous operator throws the remainder of the division of two numbers, whereas "/"(division) operator throws the quotient.
```def mod(a, b)
return a %b
end
```

I hope it helped! (:

Thanks so much...yeah my answer was simplified but after trying adding stuff I thought might fix the problem this was my last try! haha... I understand clearly now though!

Haha i know! Sometimes few questions on here couldnt be more obscure and errors doesnt help either. Your best bet is to follow the instructions given in the questions. I mean , many times your code might work in an IDE but it wont work in the editor attached to the challenges. So yeah as long as you're doing whatever they're askin' you to, you're all good haha (: