Does 124(base 5) represent an odd number? How can you determine whether a number is odd by looking at its base-five representation?

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- Oct 30th 2006, 11:47 AMt-leeBase 5
Does 124(base 5) represent an odd number? How can you determine whether a number is odd by looking at its base-five representation?

Any takers?:confused: - Oct 30th 2006, 12:10 PMThePerfectHacker
- Oct 30th 2006, 02:31 PMSoroban
Hello, t-lee!

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Does represent an odd number? . . . no

How can you determine whether a number is odd by looking at its base-five representation?

Since the base is an odd number, it could be tricky.

But there is a simple rule:

. . Even number of odd digits: even

. . .Odd number of odd digits: odd

- Oct 30th 2006, 03:43 PMQuick
- Oct 30th 2006, 04:49 PMtopsquark