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# Today, Pope Benedict XVI made news by becoming the first

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Today, Pope Benedict XVI made news by becoming the first pope to resign from office since 1415. Which got us to thinking – Benedict the 16th, 1415…how many years in that time have been multiples of 16?
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11 Feb 2013, 18:33
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Solution= 1415/16 = 88,43... therefore, 88 years in that time have been multiples of 16.

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12 Feb 2013, 21:05
Actually, we were wondering about the number of multiples of 16 in the years starting from 1415 to 2013.

And yeah, we are funny people! We eat, sleep and breathe Quant and Verbal! (not to forget AWA and IR)
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14 Feb 2013, 13:25
first multiple of 16 (beyond 1415) 1424 last multiple of 16 (prior 2013) 2000

so answer is = ((2000-1424)/16)+1 = 36+1 = 37
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