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is my understanding of the remainder operator correct?

James Elsey
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I'm reading the operators chapter in the SCJP book and just want to confirm that my understanding of this operator is correct.


Means, 3 can fit into 10 3 times, and we are left with 1. therefore y will be 1

z = 2 because 4 fits into 10 twice, and leaves a remainder of 2?

I couldn't find a better way of explaining it, but is this correct?


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fred rosenberger
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you got it.


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But take care when using negative numbers. Is -10 % 4 2, or is it -2? And what about 10 % -4 and -10 % -4? (Hint: try it out)


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