#1

I was wondering if anyone has a simple explanation/formula for how to determine whether or not a calendar year is in fact a leap-year.

The reason I ask is because I have a Business Math final exam tomorrow, and we'll likely be using leap-years in a few problems. I've looked on some sites, but they only explain the history and ideas behind the leap-year.

...I haz e-fudgesicles for providers of good methods

The reason I ask is because I have a Business Math final exam tomorrow, and we'll likely be using leap-years in a few problems. I've looked on some sites, but they only explain the history and ideas behind the leap-year.

...I haz e-fudgesicles for providers of good methods

#2

Isn't it every four years....

#3

normal year= 365 days

leap year = 366 days

leap year = 366 days

#4

yes. this year was one. so the next one is in 2012

#5

Divisible evenly by 4.

Ie 2000,2004,2008,2012,1996, etc.

Ie 2000,2004,2008,2012,1996, etc.

#6

#7

yes. this year was one. so the next one is in 2012

Did you just say2012?

#8

yah every year is actually 365.25 days, so if the last 2 digits are divisible by 4 (including 00), it's a leap year

#9

Did you just say2012?

Don't you dare start that sh*t.

#10

Divisible evenly by 4.

Ie 2000,2004,2008,2012,1996, etc.

That pretty much ends the thread right there.

#11

It happens every 4 years because the earth's orbit of the sun isnt exactly 365 days, its closer to 365 1/4, so every four years they add a day to make up for it.

#12

Don't you dare start that sh*t.

there's supposed to be a movie coming out about that. with john cusack and danny glover.

#13

That pretty much ends the thread right there.

No it doesn't, because that's wrong.

Every year divisible by 4, except those divisible by 100 but not 400. So every fourth year except for 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200 etc. But 1600, 2000, 2400

*are*leap years.

That's all there is to it.

#14

No it doesn't, because that's wrong.

Every year divisible by 4, except those divisible by 100 but not 400. So every fourth year except for 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200 etc. But 1600, 2000, 2400areleap years.

That's all there is to it.

Thank you for clearing that up, that's some of the basis of the confusion I was having...not the fact that there are 366 days, or that it happens every 4 years.

Come on guys, I'm not THAT much of a lost cause.

#15

here's another question

what if you were born on a leap day?

what if you were born on a leap day?

#16

here's another question

what if you were born on a leap day?

Then you are one of the few who can say their birthday is February 29th, and that intrigues people.

That's pretty much it.

#17

For those in the US it's every presidential election year.

Edit: For the rest of the world it's the same year as the summer olympics.

Edit: For the rest of the world it's the same year as the summer olympics.