Video: Deciding If a Number Is Odd or Even by Counting in Twos

Charlotte is counting her bears in twos. She finds that she has 12 bears. Does she have an even or odd number of bears?

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Charlotte is counting her bears in twos. She finds that she has 12 bears. Does she have an even or odd number of bears?

If Charlotte starts at zero and counts in twos, two, four, six, eight, 10, 12. The numbers she lands on are even. Even numbers end in a zero, two, four, six, or eight. Charlotte has 12 bears. 12 ends in a number two, so it’s an even number. Charlotte was counting her bears in twos. Two, four, six, eight, 10, 12. She has 12 bears. So she has an even number of bears.

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