Q: Is 987,543,248 an Even Number?

 A: Yes, the number 987,543,248 is an even number.

How is 987,543,248 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...

987,543,248 ÷ 2 = 493,771,624

Notice the answer is a whole number and doesn't have a remainder? That means the number is even, as it can cleanly be divided by 2, with no remaining remainder.

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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