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# PHP | check if a number is Even or Odd

• Last Updated : 31 Jul, 2021

A number is called even if the number is divisible by 2 and is called odd if it is not divisible by 2. Given a number, we need to check whether it is odd or even in PHP.

Examples :

```Input : 42
Output : Even
Explanation: The number 42 is divisible by 2

Input : 39
Output : Odd
Explanation: The number 39 is not divisible by 2
```

## Recommended: Please try your approach on {IDE} first, before moving on to the solution.

We can solve this problem in two different ways as described below:

1. Using modulo (%) operator: This is the simplest method of checking for even and odd and in this method, we simply check whether the number is divisible by 2 or not using the modulo ‘%’ operator.

Below program explains the above approach:

## PHP

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Output :

```Odd
```

Time Complexity: O(1)

2. Recursive method: In the recursive approach, we reduce the number by 2 in each recursive call. If the final number is 0 then its even or else it is 1, the result will be odd.
Below is the implementation of above approach:

## PHP

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Output :

```Odd
```

Time Complexity: O(n)

3. Using Bit Manipulation:
In this method we will find bit-wise AND of the number with 1. If the bit-wise AND is 1, then the number is odd, else even.

Below is the implementation of above idea.

## PHP

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Output :

```Odd
```

Time Complexity: O(1)

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