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REMAINDER(3) DragonFly Library Functions Manual REMAINDER(3)
## NAME

**remainder**, **remainderf**, **remainderl**, **remquo**, **remquof**, **remquol** -- minimal
residue functions
## LIBRARY

Math Library (libm, -lm)
## SYNOPSIS

**#include** **<math.h>**
*double*
**remainder**(*double* *x*, *double* *y*);
*float*
**remainderf**(*float* *x*, *float* *y*);
*long* *double*
**remainderl**(*long* *double* *x*, *long* *double* *y*);
*double*
**remquo**(*double* *x*, *double* *y*, *int* **quo*);
*float*
**remquof**(*float* *x*, *float* *y*, *int* **quo*);
*long* *double*
**remquol**(*long* *double* *x*, *long* *double* *y*, *int* **quo*);
## DESCRIPTION

**remainder**(), **remainderf**(), **remainderl**(), **remquo**(), **remquof**(), and
**remquol**() return the remainder *r* := *x* - *n*y* where *n* is the integer near-
est the exact value of *x*/*y*; moreover if |*n* - *x*/*y*| = 1/2 then *n* is even.
Consequently the remainder is computed exactly and |*r*| <= |*y*|/2. But
attempting to take the remainder when *y* is 0 or *x* is +-infinity is an
invalid operation that produces a *NaN*.
The **remquo**(), **remquof**(), and **remquol**() functions also store the last *k*
bits of *n* in the location pointed to by *quo*, provided that *n* exists. The
number of bits *k* is platform-specific, but is guaranteed to be at least
3.
## SEE ALSO

fmod(3), ieee(3), math(3)
## STANDARDS

The **remainder**(), **remainderf**(), **remainderl**(), **remquo**(), **remquof**(), and
**remquol**() routines conform to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (``ISO C99''). The
remainder is as defined in IEEE Std 754-1985.
## HISTORY

The **remainder**() and **remainderf**() functions appeared in 4.3BSD and
FreeBSD 2.0, respectively. The **remquo**(), **remquof**(), **remquol**(), and
**remainderl**() functions were added in DragonFly 2.13.
DragonFly 3.9 December 21, 2011 DragonFly 3.9