The amount left over after division.

Example: 19 cannot be divided exactly by 5.

The closest you can get without going over is 3 x 5 = 15, which is 4 less than 19.

So 4 is the remainder

So the answer of 19 ÷ 5 is 3 with a remainder of 4, usually written "3 R 4".

Example: 19 cannot be divided exactly by 5.

The closest you can get without going over is 3 x 5 = 15, which is 4 less than 19.

So 4 is the remainder

So the answer of 19 ÷ 5 is 3 with a remainder of 4, usually written "3 R 4".