I understand how do calculate something like 25 mod 20, i.e. 25 mod 20 = 5. However, negatives confuse me. Such as 123 mod -123 or -89 mod -98. Can you offer some insight in dealing with negatives in the a mod b operation?
I understand how do calculate something like 25 mod 20, i.e. 25 mod 20 = 5. However, negatives confuse me. Such as 123 mod -123 or -89 mod -98. Can you offer some insight in dealing with negatives in the a mod b operation?
Thank you.
a mod b can be done with any integer positive or negative it doesn`t matter .
a mod b gives you the remainder .
a mod b = (a - P*b) (P is quotient)
for instance take 123 mod -123
a = 123;b = -123 ;P = -1 so answer is 0 .