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Topic: Calendar formula for 2nd Wednesday of each successive month
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From: nyc
Registered: 6/6/10
Re: Calendar formula for 2nd Wednesday of each successive month
Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:37 PM
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> 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.

Why? Being a moron is not a disability.

> 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
> 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
> many 15 day paydays, given that a
> probability of a 7 or 15 day month is about 1 per
> year since we have
> 12/7 = 1.7
> 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.
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