what is a leap year? how may days does a leap year has

SAT
Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 1 Day

what is a leap year? how may days does a leap year has?

Oct 1st, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

A leap year is a year with 29 days in the month of February. Normally, a year usually has three hundred and sixty five and a quarter days with February having 28 days. A leap year usually has 366 days and comes after every four years which is usually the time taken by the earth to go round the sun. Thus, a leap year occurs once the earth completes the cycle. A leap is also divisible by four. 

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Oct 1st, 2015

a leap year occurs once the earth completes the cycle. A leap is also divisible by four. 

can you explain?

Oct 1st, 2015

A leap year occurs once the earth complete the cycle. By this, i mean that the earth takes 365 1/4 days to complete one orbit round the sun. Four consecutive years makes makes an extra day thus completing a leap year cycle. If asked whether any year is a leap year, then the simplest way to know is to divide the given year by 4. It the remainder is 0, then its is a leap year. For instance, the year 2000 was a leap year since 2000/4 gives 500 without any remainder. Thus a leap year is divisible by 4. 

Oct 1st, 2015

Did you know? You can earn $20 for every friend you invite to Studypool!
Click here to
Refer a Friend
...
Oct 1st, 2015
...
Oct 1st, 2015
Dec 9th, 2016
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer