# C program to find the remainder without using modulo operator

### C program to find remainder without using modulo operator :

In this tutorial, we will learn how to find the *remainder* without using *modulo operator (%)* in *C programming language*. The algorithm that we are going to use is as below :

### Algorithm :

1. First read the *number* and *divisor* as entered by the user.

2. Keep *subtracting* the *divisor* from the *number* and set the value to the *number* till the *number* become *less* than *divisor*.

3. If the *number* becomes less than *divisor*, it should be the required *remainder*.

4. Print out the result.

For example, if the number is *10* and divisor is *3*. First we will calculate *10 – 3* which is *7* and set this value to the *number*. Next time, it is *7 – 3* which is *4*. Next number will be *4 – 3 = 1*. Since *1* is less than *3*, it is the remainder. Let’s take a look into the program :

### C program :

#include int main() { //1 int no,divisor,remainder; //2 printf("Enter the number : "); scanf("%d",&no); //3 printf("Enter the divisor : "); scanf("%d",&divisor); //4 while(no >= divisor){ no = no - divisor; } //5 remainder = no; //6 printf("The remainder is %d ",remainder); return 0; }

### Explanation :

*The commented numbers in the above program denotes the step number below :*

1. Create three *integer* variables to store the value of the number (*no*), divisor (*divisor*) and remainder (*remainder*).

2. Ask the user to enter the variable and store it in variable *no*.

3. Ask the user to enter the divisor and store it in variable *divisor*.

4. Run one *while* loop. Check if *no* is greater than *divisor* and if yes, store the value of *no – divisor* in *no*. Do this till the value of *no* becomes less than *divisor*.

5. Assign the final value of *no* to the variable *remainder*.

6. Finally, print out the value of *remainder*.

### Sample Output :

Enter the number : 12 Enter the divisor : 4 The remainder is 0 Enter the number : 555 Enter the divisor : 4 The remainder is 3

## 1 Comment

## Thirumalai kumar · March 16, 2020 at 4:19 am

The above method is using loop so execution time will increase with out using loop I given below.

Int main()

{

Int num,divisor,reminder,Quaint;

printf(“Enter the number:”);

Scanf(“%d”,&num);

printf(“\nEnter the divisor:”);

Scanf(“%d”,&divisor);

Quaint= num / divisor;

reminder = num – (Quaint * divisor);

printf(“\nThe reminder is :”,reminder);

}