[Hi and Lois, September 11, 2014. Click for a larger view.]
Rotten kids, eh? Rotten arithmetic too. The problem with Dot and Ditto’s calculations: an eight-year-old will have lived through one or two leap years:
Let x = 365Or if one was born after February 29 in a leap year:
4x + 1 = 1461
2(4x + 1) = 2922
4x + (4x +1) = 2921Or if one was born before February 29 and leap year falls in the fourth year of one’s life:
(4x + 1) + 4x = 2921I can think of three possible reasons for “2920”:
1. No Child Left Behind and the Common Core.Which explanation do you think is most probable? Or have I missed one?
2. A cartoonist’s carelessness.
3. The absence of leap years from the Flagston world.
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[I do like the falling leaves in today’s strip. Hi and Lois digs fall. I hope I got the arithmetic right.]