# MOD function

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

Syntax

MOD(number,divisor)

Number     is the number for which you want to find the remainder.

Divisor     is 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.

• Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
• Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help
• Press CTRL+C.
• In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
• 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.
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 2007