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Old 11-16-2019, 11:39 AM
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Default Would you say all 12 months have 28 days?

It’s actually one of the jaywalking questions they ask the beach bums in California who don’t know Europe is a continent

But I got this one wrong !

They said what months have 28 days

The answer is NOT February ! It’s all 12 months. And for January there’s a good number of combinations (31!/27!) / (31-27)! Or (31 choose 28)

Would you have answered correctly ?
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:42 AM
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Itís actually one of the jaywalking questions they ask the beach bums in California who donít know Europe is a continent

But I got this one wrong !

They said what months have 28 days

The answer is NOT February ! Itís all 12 months. And for January thereís a good number of combinations (31!/27!) / (31-27)! Or (31 choose 28)

Would you have answered correctly ?
Yes, clearly there is a 28th day of every month.

Wellís running dry, is it?
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Itís actually one of the jaywalking questions they ask the beach bums in California who donít know Europe is a continent

But I got this one wrong !

They said what months have 28 days

The answer is NOT February ! Itís all 12 months. And for January thereís a good number of combinations (31!/27!) / (31-27)! Or (31 choose 28)

Would you have answered correctly ?
If I was being interviewed, Iíd prolly say yeah to look like a smart ass. and then Iíd respond saying, ďif you had a total of 3 kids, would you go around saying you have 2?Ē
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everyone makes mistakes every now and then
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Itís actually one of the jaywalking questions they ask the beach bums in California who donít know Europe is a continent

But I got this one wrong !

They said what months have 28 days

The answer is NOT February ! Itís all 12 months. And for January thereís a good number of combinations (31!/27!) / (31-27)! Or (31 choose 28)

Would you have answered correctly ?
This is a super old "brain teaser." Yes, I would have said that they all do.
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