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When you write (say):

sage: mod(7,3)
1


you define an element of the ring of integers modulo 3, not an integer:

sage: mod(7,3).parent()
Ring of integers modulo 3


In particular, there is no adition between elements of incompatible such rings:

sage: mod(7,3) + mod(5,2)
TypeError: unsupported operand parent(s) for '+': 'Ring of integers modulo 3' and 'Ring of integers modulo 2'


If you want an integer, you should use %:

sage: 7 % 3
1
sage: (7 % 3).parent()
Integer Ring
sage: 7%3 + 5%2
2