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Even numbers

This article is about even numbers. We explain to you what an even number is and provide examples. This article is part of our Mathematics Elementary School section.

Some prior knowledge is required to understand the following article on even numbers. If you have not yet dealt with the topics in the following list, you should do so now. The knowledge will still be needed here in the article. However, everyone who is fit in the subject can start right away with the even numbers.


What do we mean by even numbers?

In mathematics, even numbers are whole numbers that are divisible by 2 with no remainder. The zero is also one of the even numbers. So the first even numbers are:

  • 0
  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
  • 24
  • and so on

Even numbers are all the numbers that end with a 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8. The whole numbers in between - i.e. 1,3, 5, 7, 9 etc. - are called odd numbers.


Even numbers: definition and knowledge

Every now and then, a number of questions arise about even numbers. In this section, the definition of even numbers and a little bit of knowledge should therefore be provided:

  • Definition of an even number: An even number is a number that is divisible by 2 without a remainder.
  • By definition, even numbers are not negative. Numbers like -2 or -4 are not even numbers, just negative numbers.
  • Therefore, the 0 (zero) is the smallest even number there is.
  • Even numbers have 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 in the ones place.
  • The formula for finding even numbers is z = n ยท 2 with n as a natural number.

In addition to the even numbers, there are also the odd numbers.

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