﻿ MOD function

# MOD function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the MODfunction in Microsoft Excel.

## Description

Returns the remainder after number is divided by divisor. The result has the same sign as divisor.

## Syntax

MOD(number, 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.

## Remarks

• 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)

## Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How do I copy an example?

Important   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

2. Press CTRL+C.

3. In Excel, create a blank workbook or worksheet.

4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

Important   For the example to work properly, you must paste it into cell A1 of the worksheet.

5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

After you copy the example to a blank worksheet, you can adapt it to suit your needs.

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 A B Formula Description (Result) =MOD(3, 2) Remainder of 3/2 (1) =MOD(-3, 2) Remainder of -3/2. The sign is the same as divisor (1) =MOD(3, -2) Remainder of 3/-2. The sign is the same as divisor (-1) =MOD(-3, -2) Remainder of -3/-2. The sign is the same as divisor (-1)

Applies To: Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel Online, SharePoint Online

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