# Python remainder

In Python, you can calculate the remainder of a division operation using the modulo operator `%`. The modulo operator returns the remainder when one number is divided by another.

Here’s the syntax:

``````remainder = dividend % divisor
``````
• `dividend` is the number you want to divide.
• `divisor` is the number you want to divide by.
• `%` is the modulo operator that calculates the remainder of the division operation.
• `remainder` is the variable where the resulting remainder will be stored.

You can replace `dividend` and `divisor` with any numerical values or variables in your code.

Here’s an example that demonstrates the syntax:

``````dividend = 17
divisor = 5

remainder = dividend % divisor
print(remainder) #2
``````

## Python remainder example

Here are a few examples of using the remainder operator (`%`) in Python:

Example 1: Checking if a number is even or odd

``````number = 15

if number % 2 == 0:
print("The number is even.")
else:
print("The number is odd.")
``````

Example 2: Wrapping values within a range

``````value = 27
range_size = 10

wrapped_value = value % range_size
print(wrapped_value)
``````

Example 3: Calculating days and weeks

``````total_days = 73

weeks = total_days // 7
days = total_days % 7

print("Weeks:", weeks)
print("Days:", days)
``````

Output:

These are just a few examples showcasing the usage of the remainder operator in Python. The modulo operation is versatile and can be applied in various scenarios, including arithmetic calculations, pattern recognition, and more.

Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3.3 (Community Edition)

Windows 10

Python 3.10.1

All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.