# Even and Odd numbers

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Do you observe any pattern in the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, ...?

You will find that each of them is a

These are called **even numbers**.

The rest of the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11,... are called **odd numbers**.

You can verify that a two digit number or a three digit number is even or not.

How will you know whether a number like 756482 is even? By dividing it by 2.

Will it not be tedious?

We say that a number with 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 at the **ones place** is an **even number**.

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From the above quiz let us conclude some interesting facts:

**2 is the smallest prime number which is even**.

**Every prime number except 2 is odd**.