This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the MODfunction in Microsoft Excel.
Returns the remainder after number is divided by divisor. The result has the same sign as divisor.
The MOD function syntax has the following arguments:
Number Required. The number for which you want to find the remainder.
Divisor Required. The number by which you want to divide number.
If divisor is 0, MOD returns the #DIV/0! error value.
The MOD function can be expressed in terms of the INT function:
MOD(n, d) = n - d*INT(n/d)
The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.
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Selecting an example from Help
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After you copy the example to a blank worksheet, you can adapt it to suit your needs.