Hi All,

Maybe a stupid question but I have been working with these https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-python-3/articles/python-code-challenges-functions

Quiz 5 asks: Write a function named `remainder()`

that has two parameters named `num1`

and `num2`

. The function should return the remainder of twice `num1`

divided by half of `num2`

.

I got the solution as:

```
def remainder(num1, num2):
magic_number = (num1 * 2) % (num2 / 2)
return magic_number
print(remainder(15,14))
print(remainder(9,6))
```

Which is correct.

I first tried the following, Ive also searched all over for the answer:

Is it possible to do this:

```
def remainder(num1, num2):
magic_number = (num1 * 2) % (num2 / 2)
return magic_number
#calculate num1
num1_twice = num1 * 2
return num1_twice
#calculate num2
num2_half = num2 / 2
return num2_half
#calculate remainder with Modulo between the two variables
remainder_mod = num1_twice % num2_half
return remainder_mod
print(remainder(15,14))
print(remainder(9,6))
```

Can Modulo be used like this?

Thanks,