# Q: Is 542,161 an Even Number?

A: No, the number 542,161 is not an even number - it is an odd number.

## How is 542,161 not an even number?

An even number is any integer (a whole number) that can be divided by 2. If you can cleanly divide a number by 2, the number is even. If you divide by 2 and there is a remainder left, then the number is odd.

Let's try that calculation...

542,161 ÷ 2 = 271,080.5

Notice the number is not a whole number and has a remainder (the .5)? That means the number is an odd number.

### How to identify an even number without a calculator

Any number that ends in 2, 4, 6 or 8 is even. If the number is larger than 10, if it ends in 0 it is also an even number. They are even because they can be divided by 2 evenly.

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