Determine remainder when dividing in ASP

Posted on 2007-04-01
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Last Modified: 2008-02-20
When dividing a number in ASP I need to get the answer as a remainder vice a decimal. For instance if you divide 6 by 5 you get the answer of 1.2 where I need the answer to be 1 remainder 1. If there any way to do this in vbscript.

Thanks in advance for you help,
Question by:rcmb
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Lee Savidge earned 2000 total points
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Best thing to do here is do 2 calculations. Firstly, do an integer division to get the integer portion, for example:

6\5 (rather than 6/5)

Then use the Mod() function to get the remainder:

6 mod 5

I know this is 2 calculations but unless you're doing a time critical application or millions of calculations, this is probably the simplest option.


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Note that mod in vbscript  (and all the programming languages I have ever used)  is not the proper mathematical mod if you are playing with negative numbers.  It will give you the remainder when divided but not the modulus.
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Lee, Thanks so much for helping. I have built some online flash cards for my children's school's website and I have addition, multiplication and subtraction working great but could not figure out the division. Nothing time sensitive here so this works great.


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