If we want to get the remainder of a division operation, we can use the modulo operator (
%). Try it:
5 % 2
The result is
5 divided by
2 is exactly
2.5. If we are dividing using only whole numbers, then the answer would be
Think of it this way. If we have 5 pennies and split them into two even piles, each pile would have 2 pennies and there would be 1 penny left over. That is the remainder.