# Python program to check if a number is odd or even

*By Lenin Mishra*

A number is divisible by 2, it is even, else odd.
You can use the modulus operator `%`

to compute the remainder.
**If the remainder is not zero, the number is odd.**

### Example 1

**Code**

```
num = 12
if num%2 == 0:
print("It is even")
else:
print("It is odd")
```

**Output**

`It is even`

### Example 2 - Asking for user input

**Code**

```
num = int(input("Enter a number ==> "))
if num%2 == 0:
print("It is even")
else:
print("It is odd")
```

**Output**

```
Enter a number ==> 9
It is odd
```

The above code uses the input() function to ask for user input.