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How do you attack questions like this: What was the day on 15 March, 1993?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

Zeller's congruence is what I use.

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Is it like modular arithmetic?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yep!

With h as the day of the week (0 = Saturday, 1 = Sunday, 2 = Monday, ...)

q is the day of the month

m is the month (3 = March, 4 = April, 5 = May, ..., 14 = February)

K the year of the century (year mod 100)

J is the century floor( year/100 )

For example, in 1995 the century would be 19, even though it was the 20th century.

In this algorithm January and February are counted as months 13 and 14 of the previous year. E.g. if it is February 2, 2010, the algorithm counts the date as the second day of the fourteenth month of 2009 (02/14/2009 in DD/MM/YYYY format)

This is an improvement from Wikipedia.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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floor?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

There has been a discussion before : http://mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=15927&p=1

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Hi gAr,

Thanks for that

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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You're welcome.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

Missed you, I was napping.

Hi Agnishom;

Did you get a formula to work?

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Not yet, what does the floor function mean?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

It means round down.

floor(100.2) -> 100

floor(-3.5) -> - 4

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like an int() function?

I see

Catch ya, later. I am tired today

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Do I have to memorise the formula?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Depends on the implementation. Check to see how the language you are going to use does on the two examples I gave.

Okay, get some rest.

Memorize it for what? To do it in your head?

Try this page,

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Hmm... to do it in my head

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

So, you want to impress people! Did you check the link I gave you?

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How about dates before 2000?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There is a chart that gives a correction factor.

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I can do it now. Thanks for helping

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

Very good! Happy New Year to you.

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Happy New Year

And if I haven't told already, I have returned home

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I figured that. I am glad to have helped you.

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Thank You, bobbym.

How about my new question in the other thread?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have seen the solution to that awhile back but do not remember it. I will see if I had the brains to write it down somewhere. Right now, I am handling a bunch of spammers and 2 other problems. I will follow up there when I hopefully get something.

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Okay..I shall be waiting... Thanks

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