After dividing one number by another, if any amount is left that does not divide evenly, that amount is called the remainder.

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when 8 is divided by 3, three goes into eight twice (making 6), and the remainder is 2. When dividing 9 by 3, there is no remainder, because 3 goes in to 9 exactly 3 times, with nothing left over (cf What are Remainders Discussion).

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