tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5576637343203475884.post3893118808482869378..comments2018-05-04T23:30:21.666+10:00Comments on feeding the cat: 10,000 hoursJulie Hutchinsonnoreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5576637343203475884.post-57809019018939569382011-12-16T22:32:51.218+11:002011-12-16T22:32:51.218+11:00Esbboston - Thank you for pointing that out. You a...Esbboston - Thank you for pointing that out. You are much more expert than me. <br />I did say I wasn't good with a calculator.<br />So it seems I'd have a few leap days up my sleeve...Juliehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06583949969402695509noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5576637343203475884.post-91403075545808181432011-12-16T21:38:43.924+11:002011-12-16T21:38:43.924+11:00Part Two:
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2.762430939...Part Two:<br />Your calculation result hadÂ <br />2.762430939 hours a day for 10 years.<br /><br />It appeared that you forgot about leap days, so I tried<br />10000 / 3650 = 2.739736027<br /><br />That didn't get your result, so I took 1000 divided by your result to try to see how many days your year was:<br />1000 / 2.762430939 = 362.0000000<br /><br />So I think you accidentally used 362 days per year.<br /><br />Your other two rates appear to use 365 days per year:<br /><br />5.479452055 hours a day for 5 years.<br />13.69863014 hours a day for 2 years.esbbostonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09946279220170973147noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5576637343203475884.post-9673198530304508312011-12-16T21:37:16.987+11:002011-12-16T21:37:16.987+11:00I checked your math for you.
There are 365 days in...I checked your math for you.<br />There are 365 days in a year not including leap years<br />There are 365.25 per year if you include them, one every four years.<br />So ten years is 3652.5 days<br />It sounds strange to have an eXtra half day thrown in there, but that is just because the leap day is every four years.<br />365.25 days is the length of time it takes the earth to make a pass around the sun, and thats why there are leap years.<br />Depending on where you start your group of ten years, there could be somewhere between 2 or 3 leap days in any 10 year period, by watching a calendar.<br />But the eXtra "0.25" isn't perfectly correct.<br />With our current system, leap years are divisible evenly by four eXcept century years. Century years have to be divisible by 400.<br />For instance the year 2000 was divisible by 400 and was a leap year, but the year 1900 was not.<br />10000 hours / 3652.5 days = 2.737850787esbbostonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09946279220170973147noreply@blogger.com