Percent sign in Java calculates the remainder of division, meaning that

`7 % 4 = 3`

.Another name for this operator is the **modulus operator**:

```
System.out.println(9 % 2); // 1
```

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Percent sign in Java calculates the remainder of division, meaning that

`7 % 4 = 3`

.Another name for this operator is the **modulus operator**:

```
System.out.println(9 % 2); // 1
```