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« on: June 21, 2011, 10:02:49 AM »

July 2011 is a good month because it will have five full weekends in it (i.e. five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays).

  • Are there any years without a good month in them?  If so, which was the last year before 2011 to go without a good month?
  • When will the next good month after July 2011 occur?
  • Some special years have more than one good month in them.  When is the next such special year and what are its good months?

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 10:17:01 AM »

The only good month is the month that I have money left in my account the day before payday...  All other months and years are the same-ol-same-ol....  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 10:41:50 AM »

July 2011 is a good month because it will have five full weekends in it (i.e. five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays).

  • Are there any years without a good month in them?  If so, which was the last year before 2011 to go without a good month?

Yes, 2001 as far as I can see.

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  • When will the next good month after July 2011 occur?

March 2013

Dunno on the last one, why the questions?
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 10:45:17 AM »

Uhm, just to add, on weekends I spend more cash than usual. So that's a BAD month for me.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 11:17:36 AM »

Yes, 2001 as far as I can see.
It’s true that 2001 didn’t have any good months but it wasn’t the most recent occurrence of such a year before 2011.

March 2013
Correct.

… why the questions?
People’s end-of-month cashflow issues aside, this is the Fun section.  The idea is not to flip lamely through a calendar (paper or electronic) but rather to prompt a few basic realisations about the Gregorian calendar in order to refine the process for identifying good months and special years.  If that isn’t your idea of fun, then don’t participate…

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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 11:25:46 AM »

I consider myself reprimanded.  Embarrassed

It is the FUN section though....  Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 11:33:40 AM »

Sorry if that came across wrong.  No reprimand was intended, just a reminder.

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 13:50:36 PM »

Yes, 2001 as far as I can see.
It’s true that 2001 didn’t have any good months but it wasn’t the most recent occurrence of such a year before 2011.

Missed '07 it seems. Undecided

...this is the Fun section.

Oh hey look at that. This is what I get for not checking the section.

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If that isn’t your idea of fun, then don’t participate…

Too late!  Grin
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