
Re: Calendar formula for 2nd Wednesday of each successive month
Posted:
Jan 25, 2013 12:12 AM


On Jan 24, 10:51 pm, Archimedes Plutonium <plutonium.archime...@gmail.com> wrote: > The last time I wrote about a calendar curiosity was > when I asked how many calendar years do I need in order to not have to > buy a new calendar. And the answer is 7, if we ignore leap years. The > answer is 7 because I need only 7 calendars that start the january 1st > with one of the seven days of the week. If I have those, I need not > buy any new calendar. > > But now I have a new calendar question, sort of a reversal of the 7 > calendars. I am receiving social security checks every 2nd wednesday > of the month. > So the question is, what math formula can be written that tells me how > many days in each month, starting January of 2013 for the next ten > years, how many days in each month that I have to wait for the check. > > For example, January 2013, the first wednesday was 2nd and the second > wednesday was the 9th which means I had to wait 9 days for Jan 2012 to > receive the check. Now Feb 2012, the first wednesday is 6th and the > second wednesday is the 13th so I have to wait 13 days. > > So far I have this: > 2013 > Jan wait 9 > Feb wait 13 > . > . > . > > So what is the formula that gives me those numbers without consulting > a calendar? Here I would have to include leap years. > > And it is obvious that the numbers have a lower limit of 7 and a upper
8 lower limit
> limit of 15, depending on what day is the first day of that month. > > What I am interested in is whether there is a internal pattern that > can easily tell me if a month is going to have a early payday or > whether it is near to 15 day wait. > > And I wonder if some years are going to have many 7 day paydays or
8 day paydays not 7
> many 15 day paydays, given that a > probability of a 7 or 15 day month is about 1 per year since we have
8 or 15
> 12/7 = 1.7 >
12/8 = 1.5
I corrected on the original with a (sic) sign > Anyone figure out a formula? > > And I would guess that there is a general formula for what day is the > 1st of the month for the next ten years has been figured out and that > this formula is part of the solution for the 2nd wednesday of each > month. > >  > > Google's archives are topheavy in hatespew from searchengine > bombing. Only Drexel's Math Forum has done a excellent, simple and > fair archiving of AP posts for the past 15 years as seen here: > > http://mathforum.org/kb/profile.jspa?userID=499986 > > Archimedes Plutoniumhttp://www.iw.net/~a_plutonium > whole entire Universe is just one big atom > where dots of the electrondotcloud are galaxies

