# How many days are there between nov 10 and dec 2?

1. Dec 2, 2005

### Monique

Staff Emeritus
According to Microsoft there are 30.. I just count 23 :uhh:

..I don't need their software anyway :grumpy:

2. Dec 2, 2005

### Tide

My copy of Excel tells me 22 days and so do my fingers. :)

3. Dec 2, 2005

### BobG

That leaves me totally perplexed.

If Microsoft said there were 17 days between Sep 28 and Oct 25, I might understand it or if Microsoft said there were 17 days between Aug 28 and Sep 25, I might understand it. In both cases, you just set your calendar to the wrong year.

I can't think of any year that extra days were added into the calendar.

Edit: And, according to my fingers, it's been 92,488 days since the last time days were removed from the calendar.

Last edited: Dec 2, 2005
4. Dec 2, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Well, there are 21 days BETWEEN them, it's 23 if you include both Nov 10 and Dec 2 in your count, and 22 if you start from Nov 10 as 0 and count Nov 11 as 1, then end with Dec 2 as 22.

Well, it seems like Microsoft's calender is as good as their spell-checker that I've caught misspelling things. :rofl:

5. Dec 2, 2005

### rachmaninoff

Is this an inside joke or something? There are 27 days between Sept. 28 and Oct. 25 - that's nowhere close to 17. With August/September, it's 28 days difference.

6. Dec 2, 2005

### mattmns

I think he has been drinking today.

7. Dec 2, 2005

### Tide

The standard Excel function gives the "difference" between the dates and this is what most people would be interested in and, even though the OP said "days between," she probably meant difference as in "number of days until such and such."

I think Monique should elaborate on the problem - i.e. when, where and how does it arise.

8. Dec 3, 2005

### Monique

Staff Emeritus
Yeah, I should have said including those days. The problem was that I activated my Office Test-drive on Nov 10, the test drive is for 30 days, the day before I still had 8 days of test drive left, the next day it expired

Not a big problem, it's just really weird

9. Dec 3, 2005

### BobG

Depends where you live. In Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Poland, Oct 4 1582 was followed by Oct 15, 1582. In Great Britain (and the American British Colonies), Sep 2, 1752 was followed by Sep 14, 1752.

The original Julian calendar slightly miscalculated leap years by inserting them every four years. The current Gregorian calendar skips leap years in every year ending in '00 unless the first two digits of the year are divisible by four. In other words, the year 2000 was a leap year. The year 2100 won't be. The year 1600 was a leap year, but the year 1700 shouldn't have been.

It took a while before the first day of Spring, etc, drifted far enough away from it's traditional date that people felt they had to fix it - hence having to suddenly subtract so many days out of the calendar.

The fix to the calendar also moved New Year's Day from Mar 21 to Jan 1.

In fact, back when Lincoln and Washington each had their own holidays, it was fun to ask people what the date was on the day when Washington was born (it was Feb 11, 1731 - not Feb 22, 1732 -- the colonies still used the Julian calendar when Washington was born). Now, with the Lincoln and Washington holidays merged into one Monday holiday that doesn't correspond to either's birthday, you ask someone what the date was on the day Washington was born and they just respond, "How the heck should I know!"