What is % in Python?

  • When we see a ‘%,’ the first thing that springs to mind is the “Percentage-symbol,” however when we consider it from the viewpoint of computer language, this sign has a different name and meaning. The modulo operation (%) in computers discovers the remainder or signed remainder after dividing one integer by another (called the modulus of the operation).

  • The Python modulo operation is used to find the remainder of a division. Along with +, –, /, *, **, //, the modulo operator(%) is considered an arithmetic operation. Most languages require that both operands of this modulo operator should be integers. However, Python Modulo is adaptable in this scenario. The operands can be integers or floats.

  • The only exception that may occur during a python modulo operation is a ZeroDivisionError. This occurs when the modulo operator’s division operand reaches zero. As a rule, the right operand cannot be zero.