What is a modulus


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Did you use the modulus to find that the moon will rotate around the earth for 14 extra days?
What does that mean

wtf is a modulus



A modulus is a divisor. New moon, quarter moon and full moon phases occur in predictible intervals, or periods. Any function to predict them would be classed as a periodic function. The modulus is the length of the period.

The corresponding, or counterparrt of the modulus is the modulo, which is the remainder when the quotient is reduced to a whole number.

5  ) 17  | 3
   - 15  |
      2  |

The quotient is 3 with 2 remainder. 2 is the modulo.

By the modulo we are always able to predict what phase the moon will be in for a given modulus, or day in its cycle.


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