# MOD Function in Google Sheets: Explained

In this article, you will learn the MOD function and how to use it.

## What is the MOD formula in Google Sheets?

The MOD function works as an operator called the modulo operator (abbreviated as mod). When you assume 17 divided by 3, the quotient is 5, and the remainder is 2. In that case, we can say 17 mod 3 is equal to 2. In summary, the MOD formula returns a remainder for a dividend, and a divider entered.

## How to use the MOD function in Google Sheets

1. Type “=MOD” or go to “Insert”“Function” (or directly navigate to the “Functions” icon)  “Math”“Mod”.
2. Input a dividend and a divider by cell reference and manual input
3. Press the “Enter” key.

The general syntax is as follows:

``=MOD(dividend, divider)``

Dividend: a number to be divided by a divider

Divider: a number to divide by

Learn how to use the formula with examples. Look at the screenshot below.

The top example shows a case you input the arguments manually. The second one contains the SUM function and AVERAGE function for “dividend” and “divider”, respectively. As you can see, you can use a number, which is returned by a function, as an argument in the MOD formula. SUM(5,7) equals 12 and AVERAGE(4,6,5) is equal to 5. Thus, the second MOD formula returns 2. The third example includes two cell references as arguments.

## What are the other formulas related to mathematics and statistics

If you don’t get the solution you are looking for in this article, or you have further questions related to mathematics or statistics, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Go to the following articles to learn basic formulas in Google Sheets.

How to Do Math in Google Sheets for Beginners

MINUS Function in Google Sheets: Explained

DIVIDE Function in Google Sheets: Explained

MULTIPLY Function in Google Sheets: Explained

PRODUCT Function in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Use SUM Function in Google Sheets

How to Use SUMPRODUCT Formula in Google Sheets

How to Use MAX Function in Google Sheets

How to Use MIN Function in Google Sheets

How to Use MEDIAN Function in Google Sheets

How to Use AVERAGE Formula in Google Sheets

How to Use MODE Function in Google Sheets

Navigate to the pages below to learn how to sum, count, or average numbers with a condition or multiple conditions.

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AVERAGEIF Function in Google Sheets: Explained - average the figures that meet a standard

AVERAGEIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - average the figures that meet multiple standards

AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Function in Google Sheets: Explained - use this formula to calculate the weighted average

MAXIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - seek for the maximum value that meets specific criteria

MINIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - seek for the minimum value that meets specific criteria

Visit the following post if you are interested in learning how to count the number of specific cells.

COUNT Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of cells containing numeric values (except for blank ones)

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COUNTBLANK Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of blank cells

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