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Can someone help me with how the % operator works?
how come 5 % 7 = 5?
Is there any rules some where about this I can refer to?
 
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http://www.cafeaulait.org/course/week2/15.html

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Simple math, it's the modulus operator.

In integer division 5 / 7 = 0 with a remainder of 5.

% gives you the remainder.
 
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Janki Shah wrote:
Is there any rules some where about this I can refer to?


http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/index.html
and in particular,
http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/nutsandbolts/index.html,
and in even more particular,
http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/nutsandbolts/op1.html
 
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More details in the Java Language Specification.
 
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Thank you everyone.
 
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