An amount left over after division, which happens when the first number does not divide exactly by the other.

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 the remainder is 4

We write the answer of 19 ÷ 5 as "3 with a remainder of 4", which means that 19 divided by 5 has 3 equal parts but with 4 left over, and is usually written "3 R 4".

Play with it below, there will often be a remainder:

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