# Modulo Operation

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

### Example: 100 mod 9 equals **1**

Because \frac{100}{9} = 11 with a remainder of **1**

## 12 Hour Time

12-hour time uses modulo 12

### Example: 14 mod 12 equals **2**

Because \frac{14}{12} = 1 with a remainder of **2**

So 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.

Play with adding numbers using different modulo values here:

## Notation

We normally write "mod": **14 mod 12 = 2**

Some programming languages use the percent sign: **14 % 12 = 2, **but % is just a convenient symbol and has nothing to do with percents.

## Modulus after Multiplication

You can also have a play with this. It multiplies each number by your chosen value, then links to the modulus of that multiplication. It makes some really interesting patterns: