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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.
How to insert the MOD formula from the menu bar in Google Sheets

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.

How to use the MOD function in Google Sheets.

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.

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How to Do Math in Google Sheets for Beginners

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How to Use MIN Function in Google Sheets

How to Use MEDIAN Function in Google Sheets

How to Use AVERAGE Formula in Google Sheets

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

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

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)

COUNTA Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of cells incorporating all types of values including text and date except for blank ones

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

COUNTUNIQUE Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of unique cells

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