imron07 2 years ago Hi everyone, what does it mean when they say x is evenly divided by y?

1. ParthKohli

This means that $$x$$ is $$\textbf{divisible}$$ by $$y$$.

2. ParthKohli

If you want a rigorous definition,$\text{x is evenly divided by y}\implies x = ny \wedge n \in \mathbb{Z}$

3. ParthKohli

For example, 4 is divisible by 2. 6 is divisible by 3. 100 is divisible by 25. etc

4. imron07

@ParthKohli : Heheh, thanks. I thought the word "evenly" has something to do with even number :)

5. ParthKohli

You're welcome!

6. imron07

@ParthKohli : Z is integer?

7. ParthKohli

Yeah, $$\mathbb{Z}$$ is the set of integers in set theory.

8. jiteshmeghwal9

it is said that y is a factor of x