Odd Number
Pronunciation: /ɒd ˈnʌm.bər/ Explain
An
integer
is odd if it is not evenly divisible
by 2.^{[2]} Expressed
mathematically, odd integers are in the form 2k + 1
where k
is an integer. In set notation, odd integers are
{ x | x = 2k + 1,
k ∈ ℤ},
{ …, -3, -1, 1, 3, 5, … }
Properties of odd numbers
- The sum of two odd numbers is an even number.^{[3]}
- The sum of two consecutive numbers is always odd.^{[3]}
- The sum of an even and an odd number is always odd.^{[3]}
References
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, odd number. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 129. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- odd. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 9/5/2018. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odd. Buy the book
- Antonella Cupillari. The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs, Third Edition: An Introduction to Mathematical Proofs. 3rd edition. pg 12. Academic Press. June 3, 2005. Last Accessed 9/5/2018. Buy the book
More Information
- McAdams, David E.. Even Number. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/evennumber.html.
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McAdams, David E. Odd Number. 4/27/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/o/oddnumber.html.
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