# Python - math.remainder() Function

The Python math.remainder() function is used to compute the remainder operation on two arguments. The remainder can be expressed as follows:

Remainder = x - y * Q, where Q is the quotient of x/y rounded to the nearest integer. If x/y falls exactly at the midway between two integers, the even integer is returned.

In special cases it returns the following:

• If x - y * Q is zero, the method returns +0 if x is positive and -0 if x is negative.

### Syntax

```#New in version 3.7
math.remainder(x, y)
```

### Parameters

 `x` `Required. ` Specify the dividend. `y` `Required. ` Specify the divisor.

### Return Value

Returns the remainder when x is divided by y.

### Example:

In the example below, remainder() function is used to calculate the remainder operation on two given arguments.

```import math

print(math.remainder(10, 4))
print(math.remainder(14, 4))
print(math.remainder(60.8, 18.1))
```

The output of the above code will be:

```2.0
-2.0
6.499999999999993
```

❮ Python Math Module

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