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# Is it true that if you add 2 prime numbers you always get an even number?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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13y ago

As long as one of the numbers isn't 2, adding any two prime numbers results in an even number. Why? 1.) Adding any two odd numbers gives an even number, 2.) adding an odd and an even gives an odd, and 3.) all primes are odd, except for 2.

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Yuanhao Bu

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3y ago

True, unless you add said Prime number with 2. Also, 2 is classified as an "even prime"

Agustina Macejkovic

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3y ago
this is correct!

lenpollock

Lvl 16
2y ago

Providing that '2' is NOT used, then

Odd + Odd = Even

Odd + 2 = Odd

Since all prime numbers except '2' are odd, then adding two prime numbers will produce and 'even' answer.

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### Is it true that the sum of two prime numbers is always an even number?

Not quite.When two prime numbers of 3 and higher are added together, the result is always even, because all such prime numbers are odd numbers, and when two odd numbers are added together, the result is always an even number.However 2 is a prime number, and 2 is also an even number. Adding 2 (an even number) to a different prime number (an odd number) will always yield an odd number.Only if you don't include "2".

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### Can a even number be a prime number even though all the prime numbers are odd?

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### Could prime numbers can never be even numbers?

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### Is 550 a composite or prime number?

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### Why are square numbers one less than a prime number always even?

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### Is even number times even number always even?

Yes, it is. Any whole number times an even number will be even. This is because whole numbers can be represented as the product of their prime factors. Every even number contains 2 as a prime factor (thereby excluding all even numbers above 2 from being prime.) Additionally, the product of any two numbers is equal to the product of their prime factors. This means that the result of multiplying an even number by a whole number will always have a prime factor of 2, making it an even number.

### Will a prime number always have an odd numbers of factors?

All prime numbers have only 2 factors which are themselves and one. Al prime numbers are odd numbers except for 2 which is the only even prime number.

### If you add or subtract using only prime numbers is the answer always a prime number?

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### When you add two prime numbers why do you get an even number?

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