# Excel MOD Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel MOD function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

### Description

The Excel MOD function returns the remainder of two numbers after division. So you can use the MOD function to get the remainder after a number is divided by a divisor in Excel. And the returned result will have the same sign as divisor.

The MOD function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Math and Trigonometry Function.

The MOD function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

### Syntax

The syntax of the MOD function is as below:

`=MOD (number, divisor)`

Where the MOD function arguments are:

• number – This is a required argument.The number that you want to get the remainder.
• divisor – This is a required argument. The number that you want to divide number.

Note:

• If the divisor is 0, then the MOD function will return the #DIV/0! Error.
• The MOD function returns a result in the same sign as the divisor.

### Excel MOD Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel MOD Function to get the remainder after number is divided by divisor.

1# to get the remainder of 6/5, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

`=MOD(6,5)` 2# 1# to get the remainder of -6/5, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

`=MOD(-6,5)` You will see that the sign is the same as divisor.

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