# even number

## noun

: a whole number that is able to be divided by two into two equal whole numbers
The numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 are even numbers.

## Examples of even number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parade organizers also wanted the rainbow to have an even number of stripes so to split and line the street along parade routes. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 7 June 2024 For example, Goldbach's conjecture states that every even number greater than two is the sum of two odd primes. Craig S. Kaplan, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2024 Look for a two-digit even number between 18 and 60. Sara Kendall, Miami Herald, 16 May 2024 The rotavirus also used to follow a biennial pattern where cases would peak every other year, typically on even number years like 2024. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2024 Since each mirror image of the rectangle corresponds to the ball bouncing off a wall, for the ball to return to its starting point traveling in the same direction, its trajectory must cross the table an even number of times in both directions. Quanta Magazine, 15 Feb. 2024 If expansion is approved, the board would then have to vote to change the regulation that says each division must have an even number of schools. Brendan Connelly, The Enquirer, 31 Jan. 2024 The twelve signs are said to alternate in a yin and yang sequence, depending on whether the animal has an odd or even number of claws, hooves, or feet. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Jan. 2024 Unlike most states, Connecticut gives the legislature final say over regulations through its Regulation Review Committee, a group of state legislators that’s made up of an even number of Democrats and Republicans. Yash Roy, Hartford Courant, 17 Jan. 2024

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## Cite this Entry

“Even number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20number. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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