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Javascript Question

What is the % operator in JavaScript?

What is the % operator in javascript?

Answer

% is remainder operator. It gives the remainder after division. Quoting from MDN

The remainder operator returns the remainder left over when one operand is divided by a second operand. It always takes the sign of the dividend, not the divisor. It uses a built-in modulo function to produce the result, which is the integer remainder of dividing var1 by var2 — for example — var1 modulo var2.

There is a proposal to get an actual modulo operator in a future version of ECMAScript, the difference being that the modulo operator result would take the sign of the divisor, not the dividend.