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#57 - orichic (07/09/2013) [-]
Assume that leap years begin in year 0 (they don’t, but it’s a good benchmark)
2001 is the year Half Life came out for PlayStation.

495 leap years since year 0 (not including 0) (2001/4 = 500 R1 (drop R); 2000/400 = 5, 500 -5 = 495) (every four hundred years a leap year is not counted)

4 + 9 + 5 = 18
Make it a complex trinomial (3 terms; see where I’m going with this?), drop 18 for now so the discriminant formula can be used easily

4x^2 + 9x +5 = 0
Using the discriminant formula : b^2 – 4ac
9^2 – 4(4)(5)
81 – 80 = 1
D > 0 Therefore there are two real roots

Using the quadratic formula:
X = -1.25, x = -1
SUM OF ROOTS: -2.25
-2.25 x -1 (root) = 2.25

Bring back 18 from 4 + 9 + 5
18 / 2.25 = 8
5 leap years knocked off (400, 800, 1200, 1600, 2000; remember 0 is not counted)
8 – 5 is 3.

Half Life 3 Confirmed.
#72 to #57 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
That's just pulling random numbers out of your ass man.

Gregorian leap day calendar was first used in 1582, meaning we have had 132.75 leap years in the past 531 years, and to account for slight differences between astronomical and calendar years 3 leap days are omitted every 400 years, this means that in total we have had 129.73 leap days in total- not 495.

You also can't just discard remainders and roots from the equation and keep them for later use.

Even assuming you got everything right down to the 8-5 is 3, the completely butchered leap year equation means that 8 - 3.0229 = 4.9771

Half Life 4.9771 Confirmed?
But why do I care I know this is just copypasta anyway
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