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24 hours a day is not

A day is not exactly 24 hours. The Earth rotates its orbit with more than 24 hours and complete its revolution in 365 days and every four years 366 days. The leap year every four years. So, what is the real score? How many hours in a day instead? I am not a mathematician nor a scientist to tell you this, I just created a simple arithmetic to give a simple benefit of a doubt. Why there is an extra day during February every four years. The formula is this: 24 hours times 4 years is equal to 96 hours. From 96 hours we have to divided it into 365 days which totals you to 0.2630137 hour or a quarter of an hour additional in a day. And in which to validate why we have extra day every four years we have to multiply by 4 the additional quarter of an hour a day in which the product is 1.0520548 and to round it off an equivalent of one day. But take note of the product, it is not a perfect whole number. There are 366.0520548 every four years. There will be 24.02630137 hours in a day. Hope my simple computation is correct. Take note, I am not a mathematician nor a scientist. Hope it helps. #24Hours .

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allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 10:35 PM

Well, with how busy we all are in a day, 24 hours simply isn't cutting it! I'd like to get an hour or two added to my day, especially during weekdays!

lookatdesktop wrote on February 25, 2015, 11:50 PM

I often wonder why science hasn't figured out a way to add more seconds in every minute so it would round itself out to at least a minute or so so instead of a leap year once every 4 years, we could have a simple leap minute.

cheri wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:07 AM

Sometimes when we are too busy, we do not notice the passing of hours but if we are not, times seems to be forever in a day