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10 Aug 2003, 04:30
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Someone stays at someone else's grave and reads:
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Johnnie J. Jocker
March 12, 1856—December 2, 1953
RIP
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How exactly long did this gentleman live?

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10 Aug 2003, 08:41
stolyar wrote:
Someone stays at someone else's grave and reads:
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Johnnie J. Jocker
March 12, 1856тАФDecember 2, 1953
RIP
*********************
How exactly long did this gentleman live?

What do you mean "exactly"? In days?
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10 Aug 2003, 10:15
No. I mean how many years, months, and days.

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10 Aug 2003, 10:32
stolyar wrote:
No. I mean how many years, months, and days.

That's boring. Number of days is more interesting (because of a little known fact -- do you know what I am talking about?).
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10 Aug 2003, 16:44
97 years, 8 months and 21 days.

Wish I will live that long with enough money in 401K.

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10 Aug 2003, 22:01
My solution: March 12, 1856—December 2, 1953

His life span= the time before his death - the time before his birth, both counting from the beginning of A.D.

the time before his deaht is 1952 years, 11 months, 1 day (or 10 m, 31 d)
the time before his birth is 1855 years, 2 months, 11 days
the span is, therefore, 97 years, 8 months, 20 days

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10 Aug 2003, 23:43
stolyar wrote:
Someone stays at someone else's grave and reads:
*********************
Johnnie J. Jocker
March 12, 1856тАФDecember 2, 1953
RIP
*********************
How exactly long did this gentleman live?

Here is a question just for fun (not really a quant question, but I'm interested to see how many actually get this correct -- no Kibitzing Stolyar!):

Old Johnnie got one silver dollar from his oldest relative every February 29th, which he saved until he died. Assuming that there was always one relative alive each February 29th eligible and able to give him his special present, how many did he accumulate throughout his life?
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11 Aug 2003, 02:26
AkamaiBrah wrote:
stolyar wrote:
Someone stays at someone else's grave and reads:
*********************
Johnnie J. Jocker
March 12, 1856тАФDecember 2, 1953
RIP
*********************
How exactly long did this gentleman live?

Here is a question just for fun (not really a quant question, but I'm interested to see how many actually get this correct -- no Kibitzing Stolyar!):

Old Johnnie got one silver dollar from his oldest relative every February 29th, which he saved until he died. Assuming that there was always one relative alive each February 29th eligible and able to give him his special present, how many did he accumulate throughout his life?

Nice one

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11 Aug 2003, 02:42
prashant wrote:
AkamaiBrah wrote:
stolyar wrote:
Someone stays at someone else's grave and reads:
*********************
Johnnie J. Jocker
March 12, 1856тАФDecember 2, 1953
RIP
*********************
How exactly long did this gentleman live?

Here is a question just for fun (not really a quant question, but I'm interested to see how many actually get this correct -- no Kibitzing Stolyar!):

Old Johnnie got one silver dollar from his oldest relative every February 29th, which he saved until he died. Assuming that there was always one relative alive each February 29th eligible and able to give him his special present, how many did he accumulate throughout his life?

Nice one

WRONG!

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11 Aug 2003, 05:15
Is it 23?

One of leap year in every 100 year has 28 days, expect for the
years that are mulitple of 1000. Is this correct?

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11 Aug 2003, 05:39
Is it 23?

One of leap year in every 100 year has 28 days, expect for the
years that are mulitple of 1000. Is this correct?

If you are correct, are there any multiples of 1000 in the guys life?
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11 Aug 2003, 05:39
Is it 23?

One of leap year in every 100 year has 28 days, expect for the
years that are mulitple of 1000. Is this correct?

Well, Akamai, you got me there !

It'll be 23, because 1900 is not a leap year !!

The rule is that only the years divisible by 4, and only those years ending with "00" that are divisible by 400 are leap years !

So the right answer is \$23

Right Akamai ?

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11 Aug 2003, 05:43
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Is it 23?

One of leap year in every 100 year has 28 days, expect for the
years that are mulitple of 1000. Is this correct?

Well, Akamai, you got me there !

It'll be 23, because 1900 is not a leap year !!

The rule is that only the years divisible by 4, and only those years ending with "00" that are divisible by 400 are leap years !

So the right answer is \$

Right Akamai ?

Yep. Not a fair GMAT question because it tests specific knowledge, but I thought I'd see you would get it.

Actually, the TRUE answer depends on where he lived. Many Eastern Othodox religious countries (russia, greece, latvia) did not adopt the Gregorian calendar until after 1900 so they would have had a leap year in 1900.
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11 Aug 2003, 05:48
AkamaiBrah wrote:
prashant wrote:
Is it 23?

One of leap year in every 100 year has 28 days, expect for the
years that are mulitple of 1000. Is this correct?

Well, Akamai, you got me there !

It'll be 23, because 1900 is not a leap year !!

The rule is that only the years divisible by 4, and only those years ending with "00" that are divisible by 400 are leap years !

So the right answer is \$

Right Akamai ?

Yep. Not a fair GMAT question because it tests specific knowledge, but I thought I'd see you would get it.

Actually, the TRUE answer depends on where he lived. Many Eastern Othodox religious countries (russia, greece, latvia) did not adopt the Gregorian calendar until after 1900 so they would have had a leap year in 1900.

There's always a twist in the tale.....

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11 Aug 2003, 07:20
Nevertheless, guys! What about my initial question and answer?

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11 Aug 2003, 15:29
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Nevertheless, guys! What about my initial question and answer?

Chill. You already gave us the answer to a simple problem. The years and months are trivial to calculate. Then just figure out how many days from November 12 to December 2.
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12 Aug 2003, 08:39
IMO:30-12+1+2=21

So, you think the right answer is 97 years, 8 months, 21 days
not 97 years, 8 months, 20 days

Where did I lose one day?

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12 Aug 2003, 09:01
stolyar wrote:
IMO:30-12+1+2=21

So, you think the right answer is 97 years, 8 months, 21 days
not 97 years, 8 months, 20 days

Where did I lose one day?

You don't count the day you were born. Let's say you were born 1/1/1990 and you died 1/2/1990. You lived one day, not two.
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12 Aug 2003, 10:23
so, 97 years, 8 months, 20 days is correct?

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12 Aug 2003, 12:09
stolyar wrote:
so, 97 years, 8 months, 20 days is correct?

Hey, its your question!

But think about it. If he died on the 30th, it would be 18 days. He died on the 2nd so it's 2 more.
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