What are Even Numbers | What are Odd Numbers

What are Even Numbers ?  What are Odd Numbers? This question often comes to the mind of Maths students in early classes.

What are Even Numbers ? 

Even Numbers are numbers which are divisible by 2.
A number is divisible by 2, if the digit at one’s place of that number is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.




Examples of Even Numbers

Question 1

Which of the following is an Even number?
49, 12, 31, 33

Explanation

Even Numbers are numbers which are divisible by 2.
A number is divisible by 2, if the digit at one’s place of that number is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.
In present case, 12 is divisible by 2
Therefore, 12 is an Even number.

Question 2

Which of the following is an Even number?
296, 291, 317, 309

Explanation

Even Numbers are numbers which are divisible by 2.
A number is divisible by 2, if the digit at one’s place of that number is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.
In present case, 296 is divisible by 2
Therefore, 296 is an Even number.




What are Odd Numbers ?

Numbers which are not divisible by 2, are known as Odd numbers.
In other words, if the digit at one’s place is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9, such numbers would not be divisible by 2 and would be Odd Numbers.

Examples of Odd Numbers

Question 1

Which of the following is an Odd number?
26, 38, 14, 9

Explanation

Numbers which are not divisible by 2, are known as Odd numbers.
In other words, if the digit at one’s place is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9, such numbers would not be divisible by 2 and would be Odd numbers.
In present case, 9 is not divisible by 2
Therefore, 9 is an Odd number.

Question 2

Which of the following is an Odd number?
490, 502, 478, 473

Explanation

Numbers which are not divisible by 2, are known as Odd numbers.
In other words, if the digit at one’s place is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9, such numbers would not be divisible by 2 and would be Odd numbers.
In present case, 473 is not divisible by 2
Therefore, 473 is an Odd number.




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