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Hi I am trying to explain
to my children how this problem works. It was sent to me on the
internet and I can not figure it out. They keep asking me how it works
and I can
not tell them.
Thanks so much, 

Hi Michell, Let me to try to explain how it works with a specific example. I am going to use the month as 8 and the day as 12 and go through the steps, but not perform all the arithmetic.
Now see what you have. There is the number of the month (it is 8 here but it could be any month) followed by two zeros, plus the number of the day (12). So for this example I get 800 + 12 = 812.
Penny 

