Definition of

Modulo Operation

Modulo Operation
The modulo (or "modulus" or "mod") is the remainder after dividing one number by another.

Example: 100 mod 9 equals 1
Because 100/9 = 11 with a remainder of 1

Another example: 14 mod 12 equals 2
Because 14/12 = 1 with a remainder of 2

12-hour time uses modulo 12 (14 o'clock becomes 2 o'clock)

It is like we aren't interested in how many times we go around, just where we end up.
 
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