# a % b

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### Description

Description:
Remainder of a divided by b.
Alias:
mod
Groups:
Math

Syntax:
a % b
Parameters:
a: Number
b: Number
Return Value:
Number

### Examples

Example 1:
4.5 % 3 // result is 1.5

mod Operators

### Notes

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Hoz
Posted on Apr 16, 2006 - 01:34 (UTC)
• Remainder is calculated in real domain.
• a % b is identical to mod
You can use % to round a decimal number down to the nearest whole number. For example: If you wanted to use the command random to generate a whole number between 0 and 5, you could put this in a script:
_rand = random 6; _num = _rand - (_rand % 1);
In A1, the new commands round, floor or ceil would be the easier way to round.
SilentSpike
Posted on Jul 21, 2015 - 14:55 (UTC)
Be careful when dealing with negative numbers. The way a modulo operation treats negatives differs between languages. In SQF truncated division is used, hence:
-12 % -10 = -2 -12 % 10 = -2 12 % -10 = 2 12 % 10 = 2