# What is 2 mod 3?

The mod or modulus or modulo is the remainder after dividing one number by another.

## Answer: 2 mod 3 is 2.

Let's find 2 mod 3.

**Explanation:**

2 mod 3 equals 2, since 2/3 = 0 with a remainder of 2.

To find 2 mod 3 using the modulus method, we first find the highest multiple of the divisor, 3 that is equal to or less than the dividend, 2.

Then, we subtract that highest multiple of the divisor from the dividend to get the answer to 2 modulus 3 (2 mod 3):

Multiples of 3 are 0, 3, 6, 9, etc. and the highest multiple of 3 equal to or less than 2 is 0.

Therefore, 2 - 0 = 2

### Thus, 2 mod 3 is 2.

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