A Greek was born on the 260th day of 20 B.C. and died on the 260th day of 60 A.D. How many years did he live?

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A Greek was born on the 260th day of 20 B.C. and died on the 260th day of 60 A.D. How many years did he live?

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Does the difference between Julian and Gregorian calendars matter?

(Over that time scale, probably not. I think the difference is 3 days over 400 years…)

I compute 79 years.

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since there's no “year zero” does that affect the answer? or is there a year zero – i wasn't around back then.

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It's 79 years and 365 days. I'm trying to figure out whether the leap year situation gets screwed up in the switch, but I think that's one day short of 80 years. Of course, this is calculating back what would have been days x and y in those years, which were not denominated thus at the time.

The older Greek calendars were out of use by then, so I think we can safely stay in the Roman calendar.

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