Modulus in Math: Definition & Examples


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If we were to count the number of minutes in each hour, we would see that there are 60 minutes in each hour. Based on this, once we got to 60, we would start over at 1 when the next hour would start. What modulus are we working with in this scenario?

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2. What is 27 mod 3?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about modulus in math as you complete this quiz. You will need to solve several mathematics problems to finish this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking this quiz will test your knowledge regarding:

  • Modulus types
  • Congruent mods
  • How to find mods

Skills Practiced

You will strengthen the following skills as you answer the questions on this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on modulus in math
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast moduli from the lesson, such as those used when looking at an hour or at military time
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a mod practice problem

Additional Learning

This subject is taught in more depth in the lesson that accompanies this quiz, entitled Modulus in Math: Definition & Examples. Study this lesson and you'll be able to learn about:

  • Modular arithmetic
  • Modulus notation
  • Examples of modulus in the real world