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13. Function mod()
Round and other functions
Revision and practice


Okay. There is one more useful function related to division. This function is mod(x,y), which returns the remainder of x divided by y.

For instance, mod(9,7) will return 2, because 9/7 is 1 with 2 as the remainder.

In SQL Server the operator to compute the remainder is %: 9%7 returns 2. This % operator is supported by PostgreSQL and MySQL, but not by Oracle.

Shall we do an exercise?


In our game, you can increase your strength by 1 if you sacrifice 7 hp.

For each character, show its name and calculate how many health points will be left if the player decides to sacrifice the maximal number of hp.

Stuck? Here's a hint!

Use mod(hp, 7).