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Tina is older than Catherine by 1 year and 7 months 2012-03-03
From jennifer:
Tina is older than Catherine by 1 year and 7 months. Karen is younger than Tina by 2 years and 11 months. If Karen is 7 years and 2 months old, find out Catherine's age.
Answered by Penny Nom.
26 paychecks 2009-01-21
From Kenneth:

If someone is paid every two weeks, he receives 26 paychecks per year, (52 weeks/year)divided by (2 weeks/1 check) equals 26 paychecks per year.

However, if the calculation uses days instead of weeks, the answer is not exactly 26 paychecks. For example, 365 days divided by 14 days per paycheck equals 26 1/14 paychecks. Fourteen days is equivalent to two weeks, isn't it?

Why is there this fractional amount of 1/14 of a paycheck?

Answered by Robert Dawson and Victoria West.
Light years to miles 2008-03-24
From Robert:
Answered by Penny Nom.
The distance of the Andromeda Galaxy 2007-10-22
From ROLY:
What is 2.5 million miles x 6 trillion miles (light year)
This is the distance of the ANDROMEDA Galaxy.

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
How old would i be in minutes 2006-08-09
From Mariah:
i would like to know how old would i be in minutes if i was thirteen years old including leap years
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Leap Year 2000-09-20
From Jennifer:
The earth revolves around the sun in 365.24 days. How does our calendar deals with the extra 0.24 day?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Age in minutes 1999-11-21
From Mesha Jackson:
How old would I be in minutes if I were 12
Answered by Penny Nom.
Y2K? 1999-09-03
From Mike Putzakulish:
In Y2K, the "K" stands for thousand, but where did the "K" come from? I know it's not a Roman Numeral, but what is it??
Answered by Chris Fisher and Harley Weston.



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