Question

# Make and test a conjecture about the square of even numbers

Hint:

### Inductive Reasoning is the process of drawing a general conclusion by observing a pattern based on the observations and this conclusion is called conjecture.

Deductive reasoning is the process by which a person makes conclusions based on previously known facts.

## The correct answer is: Hence, we conclude that the square of every even number is a multiple of 4 and we have proved this conjecture by deductive reasoning.

### Let’s create a conjecture for the even numbers 2, 4, 8, and 10. We are asked to make a conjecture about the square of even numbers.

So first, do the square of the assumed even numbers. We got

2^{2} = 4 = 4 × 1

4^{2} = 16 = 4 × 4

8^{2} = 64 = 4 × 16

10^{2} = 100 = 4 × 25

So, we conclude that the square of every even number is a multiple of 4 and this is the conjecture.

Now, let’s see if the conjecture is true or not by deductive reasoning. Let’s say the even number is x. This even can be written as

x = 2k (where k is some integer)

Now, squaring both sides

x^{2} = (2k)^{2}

= 4k^{2}

44k^{2} is divisible by 4

Final Answer:

Hence, we conclude that the square of every even number is a multiple of 4 and we have proved this conjecture by deductive reasoning.

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