# PSS: Interpret the Remainder

You can use a remainder in different ways. Look for word clues in problems to help you decide what to do with remainder.

Look at the list of clues below. Use it to help solve the problems.

a. If the problem asks how much is left over, use the remainder for your answer.

b. If the problem asks how many groups are needed to divide a number into groups, increase the quotient by 1.

c. If the problem asks how many groups can be made from a large number, drop the remainder.

Read the explanation below to learn more about interpreting the remainder.