I don't want a math lesson I want to program


#1

Wtf is a modulo and what the h* does it have to do with programming? I bust my stuff to find an online tutorial that will teach programming and you funk it up with math questions.


#2

Modulo's are very great for finding divisibility in programming. It returns the remainder of a number. If you don't enjoy math and logic, then programming is probably not for you.


#3

I'm a beginner too and trust me; it gets really fun soon, don't give up just yet.


#4

Okay I just typed in numbers until something worked. I am really fine with any math other than modulo. Maybe I can avoid modulo for the rest of my life and never see it again.


#5

You can also be fine with modulo -- you just haven't had it explained the way your brain wants to hear it yet. :slightly_smiling:

Modulo is the remainder of a division problem.

First the division equation that you are used to, then see how the modulo equation works:

10 / 5 = 2 with 0 remainder
10 % 5 = 0

6 / 4 = 1 with 2 remainder
6 % 4 = 2


#6

6/4 = 1.5
okay 2 remainder but 13/7 =1.857142857142857


#7

Doing the division with decimals is confusing because you can't see the remainder.

13 / 7 = 1 with remainder 6
13 % 7 = 6


#9

okay thanks now I finally got :grin: