Wednesday Brain Teaser 3-6-13 March 6, 2013 / bs king 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? Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookRedditPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
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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.
since there's no “year zero” does that affect the answer? or is there a year zero – i wasn't around back then.
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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