Thread: MOD function help

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    MOD function help

    Hi everyone.

    I am confused a bit with a mod function, cause my calculator, the C % mod operator and some other calculator are all giving me different results for some numbers.

    Can any1 please explain how it works. As far as i understand mod function returns the remainder after division of first number by second.
    So if i divide 3/2=1.5, where the remainder is 5, shouldnt i get 5 as output? Why am i getting 1?

    I know it is a pretty stupid question, but i've never worked with mod before (only heard about it), thus i need to know for sure how it works for real.


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    3/2 performs integer division, and the decimal is truncated.

    In addition, a modulus gives the remainder. Which is 1. 2 goes into 3 one time, with one left over.

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    The remainder isn't 5! That is called the fractional part of the number.

    Modulo is only defined for integers. It takes the remainder after division.

    What is the remainder?

    99 / 4 == 24 with 3 left over.
    4) 99
    The number left over at the bottom is 3; the remainder is 3.

    More "programmatically", x%y is also defined as
    x - (x / y * y)
    for any two integers x and y. Note that x/y does integer division and kills off the fractional part.
    #include <stdio.h>
    void J(char*a){int f,i=0,c='1';for(;a[i]!='0';++i)if(i==81){
    /3*3+f/3*9+f%3]==c||a[i%9+f*9]==c||a[i-i%9+f]==c)goto e;a[i]=c;J(a);a[i]
    ='0';e:;}}int main(int c,char**v){int t=0;if(c>1){for(;v[1][
    t];++t);if(t==81){J(v[1]);return 0;}}puts("sudoku [0-9]{81}");return 1;}

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