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Prove: The sum of two even integers is even.  TOPIC_SOLVED

Hello, I don't understand how this is "proven" and if someone could please break this down further for me and "explain it like I'm 5" so to speak that would be much appreciated. Problem: Prove: The sum of two even integers is even. Use a Direct Proof. The Proof: a + b even intege...
by jcink
on Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:29 am
 
Forum: Discrete Math
Topic: Prove: The sum of two even integers is even.
Replies: 4
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Re: Prove: The sum of two even integers is even.  TOPIC_SOLVED

Thanks for the reply, that really helped me out.

So we're basically setting variables and using 2 * a number to ensure it is even for our proof, then factoring to simplify it.
by jcink
on Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:24 pm
 
Forum: Discrete Math
Topic: Prove: The sum of two even integers is even.
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

Re: Prove: The sum of two even integers is even.  TOPIC_SOLVED

Makes a lot of sense now. Thanks. I think I was having a brain fart.

By the way thanks a lot for purple math. I've been using it since middle school and it's always been a great resource for math. I never noticed until recently that there was a forum.
by jcink
on Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:56 pm
 
Forum: Discrete Math
Topic: Prove: The sum of two even integers is even.
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

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