# What is the 24th odd number?

47 is the 24th odd positive number. If you include negative numbers, then there is no 24th odd number due to infinity.

### Can 5 odd numbers that if you add them make 32?

No. The sum of two odd numbers or two even numbers is an even number. The sum of an even number and an odd number is an odd number. The sum of 5 odd numbers is: ((odd + odd) + (odd + odd)) + odd = (even + even) + odd = even + odd = odd But 32 is an even number, therefore it cannot be the sum of 5 odd numbers.

### Why is and odd number minus an even number odd?

Because the second number from an odd number is odd, and every other number is an odd number. In fact, if you add or subtract an even number with any number, the result keeps the same parity as the other number. So an odd number minus an even number is odd, while an even number minus and even number is even.