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# What year is the next leap year?

Question #72551. Asked by mcr8290. (Nov 22 06 3:23 PM)

smartie806

2008. Last was 2004 - same year as the Summer Olympics and the US Presidential elections.

 Nov 22 06, 3:30 PM
zbeckabee

Here is a handy "leap year" finder.

http://mhtit.hypermart.net/util/leapyear.html

 Nov 22 06, 3:58 PM
skysmom65

That's very easy! My daughter is a leap year baby, born 2/29/00 she had her first actual birthday on 2/29/04 and will have her second on 2/29/08!

 Nov 22 06, 4:11 PM
Arpeggionist

Also depends on which calendar you go by. The next Jewish leap year is 5768 (which also coincidentally corresponds roughly to the Gregorian year 2008), and then another three years after that comes the following one.

 Nov 22 06, 4:29 PM
ganondorf319

2008. Every four years is a leap year

 Nov 22 06, 4:48 PM
Baloo55th

Not quite right that every fourth year is a leap year. Not that it makes much difference to most of us here... Century years (1800, 1900, 2000) are different. If the first two numbers taken together can be divided by four, it's a leap year. Otherwise, there's a gap of eight years. 1900 wasn't a leap year, so there was eight years between 1896 and 1904 with no leap year. 2000 was a leap year, and the next century year that's a leap year will be 2400. This is all to balance up the not quite quarter of a day that sets the calendar adrift. If it was exzactly a quarter of a day, the fourth year would be OK. As it is, they need to cut out three every four hundred years.

 Nov 22 06, 5:38 PM
skysmom65

Now that interesting Baloo! I've never heard that before...wherever did you find that info from?

 Nov 22 06, 10:25 PM
Baloo55th

Memory! I've known it since about 8 years old. But, so you can get some extra info, here's a page http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leapyear.html
which actually gives the official method of dealing with century years, which is to divide the whole year by 400. My method just divides the first bit by 4. Same thing really. I'm not sure how that z got into exactly in my other post, by the way...

 Nov 23 06, 10:27 AM
kimbabkid

2008.

 Nov 25 06, 2:12 AM

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