Can someone explain how you can use modulo to truncate a number to a range that you want? Maybe I’m not understanding what exactly the text means by this.
For example, say we have the integer 2_453_922. Does that mean that I can get the first 3 digits by using the modulo operator? Any help is greatly appreciated!
@rolovee Thanks very much for your question!
The modulo (%) operator is used to get the remainder when doing a division operation between two numbers. For example:
5 % 2 would give you 1, because 2 goes into 5 evenly two times, with a remainder of 1.
8 % 3 would give you 2, because 3 goes into 8 evenly two times, with a remainder of 2. I hope this makes sense.
If your goal is to get the first nth number of digits from a particular number, I would suggest converting that number first into a String, and then use perhaps the prefix() function.
let num = 2453922
var numString = String(num)
var firstThree = numString.prefix(3) //firstThree = 245
I hope this helps!
All the best.
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