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fmod() is a modulo function that returns the remainder part of the division of the first argument (the dividend) by the second argument (the divisor). The result is a real number. Both arguments are interpreted as real numbers, that is, they do not have to be integers.


fmod(a, b)

Return data type: numeric

Examples and results:  

  • fmod( 7,2 ): returns 1
  • fmod( 7.5,2 ): returns 1.5
  • fmod( 9,3 ): returns 0
  • fmod( -4,3 ): returns -1
  • fmod( 4,-3 ): returns 1
  • fmod( -4,-3 ): returns -1

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