The number 547,558 is even, because it's divisible by 2: the remainder is zero when divided by 2.

How to recognize an even number: its last digit, the one that is in the ones place (the first digit of the number counted from the right) is: 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.

Mathematically, the even numbers can be written as: 2 × k, where k ∈ Z, the set of integer numbers

Operating rules

When working with even and odd numbers, the following rules apply:

Addition: even + even = even; even + odd = odd; odd + odd = even.

Subtraction: even - even = even; even - odd = odd; odd - odd = even.

Multiplying: even × even = even; even × odd = even; odd × odd = odd.

1. Tutoring: Even or odd? Integer numbers parity. 2. Examples of even and odd numbers. 3. The last digit of numbers. 4. Formal definition

1. Numbers' parity: even or odd?

An integer is called an even number if it is divisible by 2; in other words, an integer is called an even number if there is no remainder when dividing it by 2.

An integer is called an odd number if it is not divisible by 2, in other words, if there is a remainder of 1 when dividing it by 2.

If a number is even then it is not an odd number.

The property of an integer of being either even or odd is called parity.

2. Examples of even and odd numbers:

Even numbers: -14, 2, 0, 8, 56, and 127,388 (there is no remainder when divided by 2).

Odd numbers: -13, 1, 5, 97, 19, and 127,387 (all leave a remainder of 1 when divided by 2).

All the prime numbers except the number 2 are odd numbers.

3. The numbers' last digit

An integer number is even or odd depending on whether its last digit is even or odd.

If the last digit of a number is 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8, then the number is even.

If the last digit of a number is 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9, then the number is odd.

4. Formal definition of even and odd numbers:

An even number, "a", can always be written as the product between 2 and some other integer, "k".

The even number a = 2 × k

As a result, an odd number, "b", since it leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by 2, can always be written as the product between 2 and some other integer, "k", plus 1.

The odd number b = 2 × k + 1

Did you know?

In some countries the houses are numbered so that the ones on one side of the street have even numbers and the ones on the other side have odd numbers.