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Random number generator for even numbers only (500 points)

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I need to quickly generate a random number between 1000 and 65000 but it must be even.  

I am using Delphi 6.  

I am giving the maximum 500 points as this is urgent.  Many thanks for your help.
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Question by:rincewind666
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SteveBay earned 500 total points
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I think this is what you want:
function TForm1.RandEven: Integer;
begin
     Randomize;
     repeat
          Result :=  (Random( 64000 ) + 1000);
     UNtil (Result Mod 2) = 0
 
end;

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by:rincewind666
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SteveBay, many thanks for your help.  Greatly appreciated.
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by:TheVanter
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Randomize;
numberwanted := Random(500 + random(32000)) * 2;

The randomize is needed to mix up the pseudo-random numbers generated by the time.

or for a variable even range:
function randomeven(min, max: double): double;
var range, tmp : double;
  begin
  Randomize;
  if min > max then
    begin
    tmp := min;
    min := max;
    max := tmp;
    end;
  min := min / 2;
  max := max / 2;
  range := max - min;
  randomeven := (min + Random * range) * 2;
  end;

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