So if we look at the two times table, which as we know is also the list of all the even numbers you'll notice that all the even numbers end in zero, two, four, six, or 8
0, 2, 4, 6, 8. Even numbers always end in 0,2, 4 , 6 or 8.
Here's a cool thing, if you times an even number by anything the answer is ALWAYS an even number.
Let's take a look. A quick sneaky preview of all the even numbers in the times table.
I've highlighted the times table for all the even numbers and you'll see there's only even numbers.
This is very handy. If you are ever wondering does 4x4=16 or does 4x4 =46519 you'll know it must be 16 because 16 is an even number and 46519 is an odd number and even numbers multiplied by anything are always even.
UNFORTUNATELY the same rule does NOT apply for odd numbers. If you multiply odd numbers by other numbers they can end up odd or even.
But there is an odd rule about odd numbers
An odd rule about odd numbers
An odd number multiplied by an odd number is always odd. Whoa. That's ODD. You better and go and demand a chocolate milkshake from whatever adult is closest to you while you think about that.
I only just figured that out. I think maybe I knew it when I was nine but I forgot it. I have to check it for myself.
Yup, there we go, all the odd times odd numbers are odd. Excellent.
Here's a little rhyme that doesn't rhyme to help you remember.
Even times anything is EVEN
Odd times odd is ODD
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