Q: Do odd or even numbers have more factors?

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Some even numbers have more factors than some odd numbers and some odd numbers have more factors than some even numbers. As a group, even numbers have more factors than odd numbers.

The GCF of any two odd numbers is always odd because odd numbers don't have any even factors. The GCF of any two even numbers is always even because even numbers are divisible by two and any common factors would have at least one two in common. The GCF of an even and an odd number is odd because odd numbers don't have any even factors.

Even numbers do not necessarily have more factors than odd numbers. For example, the number 6 has 4 factors, 1, 2, 3 and 6. However, the number 63 has 1, 3, 7, 9, 21, 63 as its factors. We can see that 63 has more factors than 6. On the other hand, 3 has just 2 factors, 1 and 3. This means that the whether a number has many factors is not related to if it is odd or even.

No. Perfect square numbers have an odd number of factors.

The product of multiplication results in a number that has all of the factors of the two numbers being multiplied. All even numbers have the prime factor 2. Since no odd number has the factor 2, no product of those numbers can have it. So: - Odd numbers times odd numbers produce odd numbers. - Odd numbers times even numbers produce even numbers. - Even numbers times even numbers produce even numbers.

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Some even numbers have more factors than some odd numbers and some odd numbers have more factors than some even numbers. As a group, even numbers have more factors than odd numbers.

All nonzero numbers have factors. Some factors are even numbers, some factors are odd numbers.

Both odd and even numbers may have odd numbers as factors.

Even numbers must have 2 amongst their factors; they may have other even numbers amongst their factors. Odd numbers must not; every factor of an odd number must be odd.

Even powers of prime numbers. Square numbers have an odd number of factors.

Not only can they, but they must. An odd number cannot have an even factor. So none of the factors of either of the two odd numbers can be even and so the GCF is made up of only odd factors and so it must be odd.

The GCF of any two odd numbers is always odd because odd numbers don't have any even factors. The GCF of any two even numbers is always even because even numbers are divisible by two and any common factors would have at least one two in common. The GCF of an even and an odd number is odd because odd numbers don't have any even factors.

No. Odd numbers don't have even factors.

Even numbers do not necessarily have more factors than odd numbers. For example, the number 6 has 4 factors, 1, 2, 3 and 6. However, the number 63 has 1, 3, 7, 9, 21, 63 as its factors. We can see that 63 has more factors than 6. On the other hand, 3 has just 2 factors, 1 and 3. This means that the whether a number has many factors is not related to if it is odd or even.

At least one of the factors of an even number must be even, because the product of odd factors is always odd.

An even power. Square numbers have an odd number of factors.

Both. 9 has three factors. 11 has two factors.