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blueforce's Journal: Mensa Page-A-Day calendar

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So, I received this mensa page-a-day calendar for Christmas.

The January 11th puzzle: "Which is larger: the number of inches in a mile or the number of weeks in 1,200 years?"

Their answer: "The number of inches in a mile(63,360 vs. 62,400)"

I concur that there are 63,360 inches in a mile. However, including leap years, there are actually 62,442 weeks, 6 days in 1,200 years (ASSuming that counting begins immediately following a leap year).

I realize that it's rather subjective and subject to "fence post" errors - the 6 days could vary depending on when one chooses to begin counting, but to ignore leap years altogether? 1200*52=62400. Sheesh.

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