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MS Excel: MOD Function (WS)

Learn how to use the Excel MOD function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel MOD function returns the remainder after a number is divided by a divisor.


The syntax for the Microsoft Excel MOD function is:

MOD( number, divisor )

Parameters or Arguments

number is a numeric value whose remainder you wish to find.

divisor is the number used to divide the number parameter. If the divisor is 0, then the MOD function will return the #DIV/0! error.

Applies To

The MOD function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The MOD function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • Worksheet function (WS)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel MOD function examples and explore how to use the MOD function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel MOD examples would return:

=MOD(A1, A2) would return 2
=MOD(A1, A3) would return -7
=MOD(34, A2) would return 0
=MOD(34, 0) would return #DIV/0!