# Solution #48: Odd or Even

Yes. The number 124_{FIVE} is represented by the base-five pieces
that follow. Each piece has an odd number of units. The case of
124_{FIVE} has an odd number of pieces, 7, so 124_{FIVE} is
odd. In general, if the sum of the digits in base five is odd, the number is
odd.

Source: Mathematics Teacher

Categories: Bases, Arithmetic

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