# Mod Operator

The **Mod operator** in **Excel VBA** gives the remainder of a division.

Place a command button on your worksheet and add the following code line:

MsgBox 7 Mod 2

Result when you click the command button on the sheet:

Explanation: 7 is divided by 2 (3 times) to give a remainder of 1.

Code line:

MsgBox 8 Mod 2

Result:

Explanation: 8 is divided by 2 (exactly 4 times) to give a remainder of 0.

For a practical example of the mod operator, see our example program Prime Number Checker.