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# If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

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If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

(A) n+1
(B) n+2
(C) 2n
(D) 2n +1
(E) n^2

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If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

(A) n+1
(B) n+2
(C) 2n
(D) 2n +1
(E) n^2

ANY integer multiplied by even number yields even result, thus option C must be even.

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ans (C) 2n

n=1 => 2n = 2 =>even
n=2 => 2n = 4 => even
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Any integer multiplied by an even number will always yield Even integer.
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Bunuel wrote:

If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

(A) n+1
(B) n+2
(C) 2n
(D) 2n +1
(E) n^2

Since n is an integer, it can be EVEN or ODD.
But any integer when multiplied by 2 is even.
For example, 3 * 2 = 6 (even)
The rule is: EVEN * ODD = EVEN
EVEN * EVEN = EVEN
ODD * ODD = ODD

A) we cant say as it depends if n is odd or even
B) same as A)
C) Even as n is multiplied by 2
D) It is ODD as EVEN+1 = ODD
E) depends if n is even or odd.

Hence C
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If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

(A) n+1
(B) n+2
(C) 2n
(D) 2n +1
(E) n^2

ANY integer multiplied by even number yields even result, thus option C must be even.

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I thought that an integer could be 0. If that is the case, then 2*(0), would equal 0, which is not equal an even number. Thus, it does not answer the question. Can someone please clarify? Thanks.
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Any integer multiplied by an even number will always result in an Even integer.
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Can you please clarify. My understanding is that 0 is an integer. If that the case you cant say any integer multiplied by an even number equals an even number. Because 0 multiplied by an even number equals 0, which is not an even number.

Im wondering if this question is erroneous. Shouldnt the question state any "if n is a positive or negative integer..."?
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Can you please clarify. My understanding is that 0 is an integer. If that the case you cant say any integer multiplied by an even number equals an even number. Because 0 multiplied by an even number equals 0, which is not an even number.

Im wondering if this question is erroneous. Shouldnt the question state any "if n is a positive or negative integer..."?

Zero is an even integer. Zero is nether positive nor negative, but zero is definitely an even number.

An even number is an integer that is "evenly divisible" by 2, i.e., divisible by 2 without a remainder and as zero is evenly divisible by 2 then it must be even (in fact zero is divisible by every integer except zero itself).

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Thank you! I did not realize 0 was considered an even number. Appreciate it. Cheers.
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Bunuel wrote:
If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

(A) n+1
(B) n+2
(C) 2n
(D) 2n +1
(E) n^2

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Any integer multiplied by 2 is always even,,, Hence C
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Bunuel wrote:
If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

(A) n+1
(B) n+2
(C) 2n
(D) 2n +1
(E) n^2

To solve this question, we need to consider a few odd/even rules.

1) (even + even) or (odd + odd) = even

2) even + odd = odd

3) (even x even) or (even x odd) = even (Note that an even integer times any integer, whether even or odd, will yield an even answer for the product.)

4) odd x odd = odd

Doing a quick scan of our answer choices allows us to select C as the correct option. Regardless whether n is even or odd, 2 (which is even) times any integer will always be even.

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Bunuel wrote:
If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

(A) n+1
(B) n+2
(C) 2n
(D) 2n +1
(E) n^2

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Use the property of Even Numbers !!

A number is even if it is divisible by 2, among the options given only (C) matches...

IF you want to check you can -

n = 2

2n = 4

If n = 3

2n = 6

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05 Jul 2016, 03:54
Bunuel wrote:
If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

(A) n+1
(B) n+2
(C) 2n
(D) 2n +1
(E) n^2

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I think you forgot about zero
In one of the prep author considered "0" neither even nor odd. if we consider "0", which I assume is not, as an even number it would be C
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Bunuel wrote:
If n is an integer, which of the following must be even?

(A) n+1
(B) n+2
(C) 2n
(D) 2n +1
(E) n^2

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I think you forgot about zero
In one of the prep author considered "0" neither even nor odd. if we consider "0", which I assume is not, as an even number it would be C

ZERO:

1. 0 is an integer.

2. 0 is an even integer. An even number is an integer that is "evenly divisible" by 2, i.e., divisible by 2 without a remainder and as zero is evenly divisible by 2 then it must be even.

3. 0 is neither positive nor negative integer (the only one of this kind).

4. 0 is divisible by EVERY integer except 0 itself.

Check more here: number-properties-tips-and-hints-174996.html
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