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# BigInteger remainder() Method in Java

• Last Updated : 04 Dec, 2018

The java.math.BigInteger.remainder(BigInteger big) method returns a BigInteger whose value is equal to (this BigInteger % big(BigInteger passed as parameter)).The remainder operation finds the remainder after division of this BigInteger by another BigInteger passed as parameter.

Syntax:

`public BigInteger remainder(BigInteger big)`

Parameter: The function accepts a single mandatory parameter big which specifies the BigInteger Object by which we want to divide this bigInteger object.

Returns: The method returns the BigInteger which is equal to this BigInteger % big(BigInteger passed as parameter).

ExceptionThe method throws an ArithmeticException – when big = 0

Examples:

```Input: BigInteger1=321456, BigInteger2=31711
Output: 4346
Explanation: BigInteger1.remainder(BigInteger2)=4346. The divide operation
between 321456 and 31711 returns 4346 as remainder.

Input: BigInteger1=59185482345, BigInteger2=59185482345
Output: 0
Explanation: BigInteger1.remainder(BigInteger2)=0. The divide operation between
59185482345 and 59185482345 returns 0 as remainder.
```

Example 1: Below programs illustrate remainder() method of BigInteger class

 `// Java program to demonstrate remainder() method of BigInteger ` ` `  `import` `java.math.BigInteger; ` ` `  `public` `class` `GFG { ` ` `  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``// Creating 2 BigInteger objects ` `        ``BigInteger b1, b2; ` ` `  `        ``b1 = ``new` `BigInteger(``"321456"``); ` `        ``b2 = ``new` `BigInteger(``"31711"``); ` ` `  `        ``// apply remainder() method ` `        ``BigInteger result = b1.remainder(b2); ` ` `  `        ``// print result ` `        ``System.out.println(``"Result of remainder "` `                           ``+ ``"operation between "` `+ b1 ` `                           ``+ ``" and "` `+ b2 + ``" equal to "` `+ result); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```Result of remainder operation between 321456 and 31711 equal to 4346
```

Example 2: when both are equal in value.

 `// Java program to demonstrate remainder() method of BigInteger ` ` `  `import` `java.math.BigInteger; ` ` `  `public` `class` `GFG { ` ` `  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``// Creating 2 BigInteger objects ` `        ``BigInteger b1, b2; ` ` `  `        ``b1 = ``new` `BigInteger(``"3515219485"``); ` `        ``b2 = ``new` `BigInteger(``"3515219485"``); ` ` `  `        ``// apply remainder() method ` `        ``BigInteger result = b1.remainder(b2); ` ` `  `        ``// print result ` `        ``System.out.println(``"Result of remainder "` `                           ``+ ``"operation between "` `+ b1 ` `                           ``+ ``" and "` `+ b2 + ``" equal to "` `+ result); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```Result of remainder operation between 3515219485 and 3515219485 equal to 0
```

Example 3: program showing exception when BigInteger passed as parameter is equal to zero.

 `// Java program to demonstrate remainder() method of BigInteger ` ` `  `import` `java.math.BigInteger; ` ` `  `public` `class` `GFG { ` ` `  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``// Creating 2 BigInteger objects ` `        ``BigInteger b1, b2; ` ` `  `        ``b1 = ``new` `BigInteger(``"3515219485"``); ` `        ``b2 = ``new` `BigInteger(``"0"``); ` ` `  `        ``// apply remainder() method ` `        ``BigInteger result = b1.remainder(b2); ` ` `  `        ``// print result ` `        ``System.out.println(``"Result of remainder "``+ ` `                ``"operation between "` `+ b1 ` `                ``+ ``" and "` `+ b2 + ` `                ``" equal to "` `+ result); ` `    ``} ` `} `

```Output:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ArithmeticException: BigInteger divide by zero
at java.math.MutableBigInteger.divideKnuth(MutableBigInteger.java:1179)
at java.math.MutableBigInteger.divideKnuth(MutableBigInteger.java:1163)
at java.math.BigInteger.remainderKnuth(BigInteger.java:2167)
at java.math.BigInteger.remainder(BigInteger.java:2155)
at GFG.main(GFG.java:16)
```

Reference:
BigInteger remainder() Docs

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