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How to compute modulo operation with MATLAB?

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The MATLAB modulo function `mod(n,d)`

returns the remainder after the division of n by d:

```
>>> mod(24,5)
4
```

In MATLAB, you can compute the modulo operation using the `mod`

function. The syntax for the `mod`

function is straightforward. Here's how you can use it:

`result = mod(a, b)`

`a`

is the dividend.`b`

is the divisor.`result`

is the remainder after division of`a`

by`b`

.

**Simple Modulo Operation**`a = 10; b = 3; result = mod(a, b); disp(result);`

This will display

`1`

because 10 divided by 3 is 3 with a remainder of 1.**Negative Dividend**`a = -10; b = 3; result = mod(a, b); disp(result);`

This will display

`2`

because the modulo operation in MATLAB always returns a result with the same sign as the divisor.**Negative Divisor**`a = 10; b = -3; result = mod(a, b); disp(result);`

This will display

`-2`

because the remainder will have the same sign as the divisor.

`rem`

FunctionMATLAB also provides another function `rem`

which computes the remainder after division. The difference between `mod`

and `rem`

lies in how they handle negative values:

`mod(a, b)`

returns a result with the same sign as the divisor`b`

.`rem(a, b)`

returns a result with the same sign as the dividend`a`

.

`rem`

```
a = -10;
b = 3;
result_mod = mod(a, b);
result_rem = rem(a, b);
disp(['mod: ', num2str(result_mod)]);
disp(['rem: ', num2str(result_rem)]);
```

This will display:

```
mod: 2
rem: -1
```

In this example:

`mod(-10, 3)`

returns`2`

because the result has the same sign as`3`

.`rem(-10, 3)`

returns`-1`

because the result has the same sign as`-10`

.

By using the `mod`

and `rem`

functions appropriately, you can perform modulo operations in MATLAB to suit different requirements for handling positive and negative numbers.