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It takes 365.25 days for the Earth to make

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It takes 365.25 days for the Earth to make one complete revolution around the sun. Long standing convention makes a year 365 days long, with an extra day added every fourth year, and the year is divided into 52 seven-day weeks. But since 52 times 7 is only 364, anniversaries do not fall on the same day of the week each year. Many scheduling problems could be avoided if the last day of each year and an additional day every fourth year belonged to no week, so that January 1 would be a Sunday every year.

The proposal above, once put into effect, would be most likely to result in continued scheduling conflicts for which one of the following groups?

(A) people who have birthdays or other anniversaries on December 30 or 31

(B) employed people whose strict religious observances require that they refrain from working every seventh day

(C) school systems that require students to attend classes a specific number of days each year

(D) employed people who have three-day breaks from work when holidays are celebrated on Mondays or Fridays

(E) people who have to plan events several years before those events occur
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B it is : employed people whose strict religious observances require that they refrain from working every seventh day

if Mr X is habitual to get an off on every 7th day of the week then if by default u make the last day Sunday then obviously he will rest that day too ,after all why would anyone waste his Sunday . Thus each year this will offset his cycle of resting every 7th day .
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nice explanation there...thanks...+1 kudos
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Can someone please explain this question along with the answers? why are we assuming every 7th day will be Sunday?
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Let's say your birthday is on Monday, January 2, 2017. Exactly 52 weeks later (or 364 days later), it will be Monday, January 1, 2018, which means your next birthday will be on TUESDAY, January 2, 2018 (a different day of the week). In this example, December 31, 2017 was a Sunday. Imagine that, instead, December 31 was not included as any day of the week (and we call it "Funday!" instead). Then we would have:

December 30, 2017: Saturday
December 31, 2017: Funday! (separate from the normal weekly cycle)
January 1, 2018: Sunday
January 2, 2018: Monday

If we did this every year (and added an additional "Funday!" every fourth year), each date in the calendar would ALWAYS fall on the same day of the week.

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(B) employed people whose strict religious observances require that they refrain from working every seventh day


Let's say one of these people refrains from working on Monday, January 2, 2017, and refrains from working every seventh day after that. So he will not work every Monday in 2017, right up until Monday, December 25, and he should not work seven days after that (January 1). According to our current system, January 1 would be a Monday, BUT if we add a "Funday!" on December 31, January 1 will be a Sunday. Since the religious man only cares about taking off work every 7th day, regardless of the date on the calendar, he will find himself taking off a different day of the week each new year (Mondays in 2017, Sundays in 2018, etc). Thus, he would have to adjust his schedule every year to avoid scheduling conflicts.
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It takes 365.25 days for the Earth to make one complete revolution around the sun. Long standing convention makes a year 365 days long, with an extra day added every fourth year, and the year is divided into 52 seven-day weeks. But since 52 times 7 is only 364, anniversaries do not fall on the same day of the week each year. Many scheduling problems could be avoided if the last day of each year and an additional day every fourth year belonged to no week, so that January 1 would be a Sunday every year.

The proposal above, once put into effect, would be most likely to result in continued scheduling conflicts for which one of the following groups?

(A) people who have birthdays or other anniversaries on December 30 or 31

(B) employed people whose strict religious observances require that they refrain from working every seventh day

(C) school systems that require students to attend classes a specific number of days each year

(D) employed people who have three-day breaks from work when holidays are celebrated on Mondays or Fridays

(E) people who have to plan events several years before those events occur

All is good and in the end we have choice B and Choice E left out.

In choice B if the first day of the week is sunday then by the end of the year people who have to take holiday every seventh day will have trouble because the schedule will be wrong as if they take leave on sunday then the last day of the year will not be a saturday and in that case they cannot take holiday on the 1st jan.The issue will go on year by yearSo option B is correct.While people who hav planed the event years before the event can still take holiday since they have planned it years before.
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