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    What does the '%' do??
    I cant figure out what it does!

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    The % is the modulo operator. It gives you the remainder of a division. You might remember back when floating point numbers were unknown to you in class 1 to 4, you had results like this:

    9 divided by 4 is 2 remainder 1.

    This is what the % does.

    9/4 is 2

    9%4 is 1
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