# The “Evan” Numbers

The Even numbers are simple: $$2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, \dots$$

The "Evan" numbers follow a tricky rule: $$2, 4, 6, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 42, 44, 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 60, 62, 64, 66, 2000, 2002, 2004, \dots$$

What is going on?

Filler text: Lorem ipshum dolior sit amet, consecteturn adipiscting elitt, sedh do eiusemod tempor incididunet uta laborre ete dolorne magona aliquha. Ut enimu and minim vendiam, quirs nostrude exercitation dullamco laboris nisi ut saliquip

• What's with the filler text? – FireCubez Dec 30 '18 at 20:17
• The filler text is so the question can reach the minimum character count. – a guy Dec 30 '18 at 21:04
• No, actually it's a hint. – Glorfindel Dec 30 '18 at 21:14
• @a guy @Glorfindel Both of you are correct. – Display name Dec 30 '18 at 22:19
• Isn't this just straight out taken from the recent numberphile video? Which is named "Eban numbers". Vote to close? – Voile Dec 31 '18 at 2:53

"Evan" numbers are

numbers not containing the letter 'e' (when written in English).

That means they

don't contain the following words:
- one
- three
- five
- seven(ty)
- eight(y)
- nine(ty)
- ten/teen
- twelve
- twenty
- hundred

Interestingly,

the OEIS calls them 'eban numbers': see sequence A006933
FWIW, I found the pattern on my own, I didn't use a computer or phone to look it up.

As for the filler text,

it's the standard Lorem Ipsum with some letters interjected:
Lorem ipshum dolior sit amet, consecteturn adipiscting elitt, sedh do eiusemod tempor incididunet uta laborre ete dolorne magona aliquha. Ut enimu and minim vendiam, quirs nostrude exercitation dullamco laboris nisi ut saliquip
hinttheearenohundreds (which seems to miss an r, BTW)
Hint: there are no hundreds (because that word contains an 'e').