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# How to calculate this7%(5//2)?

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We first calculate the code inside the parentheses, 5 // 2. This returns 2(because 5 // 2 is equal to 2 with a remainder of 1). After doing this, we can get the modular value of 7 % 2, which returns the remainder of 7 / 2. This means the answer is 1, as 7 / 2 is 3 with a remainder of 1.

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Deepanshu Verma 7%2=1 because the result of a % b must always be less than b, but non-negative. The result must also be a - n * b, (n is any whole number) There always exists only 1 possibility for a - n * b, which is less than b, but non-negative. We'll get an equation: 2 > 7 % 2 >= 0 Change a % b to a - n * b: 2 > 7 - n * 2 >= 0 Dividing all 3 sides by 2: 1 > 3.5 - n >= 0 Subtracting 3.5 from all sides: -2.5 > -n >= -3.5 Multiplying by -1 (arrows will change direction): 2.5 < n <= 3.5 Because n must be whole number, it must be 3, because only whole number between 2.5 and 3.5 is 3. We'll put n in a - n * b formula: 7 - 3 * 2 = 7 - 6 = 1 We got 1. Maybe too complicated, but I like mathematical proving.

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5//2 = 2 -> // rounds it to floor value 7%2 = 1

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Remainder of the division

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Your tag 'float' makes no sense - your question is not about floats. Can you change it to something more fitting?