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Frederick’s Epitaph

Frederick died after a long and productive life of 87 years, but this epitaph was written on his headstone:

Frederick lived a good long life,
He loved his children and his wife,

He was honest, kind and deserved nothing but praise,
Even if he only had twenty-one birthdays.

How is this possible?

He was born on February 29th in a leap year. Consequently, in his 87 years, he only witnessed twenty-one of his actual birthdays. The other years there was no February 29th.


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3 Comments on "Frederick’s Epitaph"


Aswathy says
April 7, 2015 @ 19:57

He was born on a leap year


Aravind says
July 15, 2015 @ 12:21

He was born on 29th February in a leap year. There is no Feb29 every year, it only happens every 4 yrs.

SO

1/4×87=21.25
21.25⇒21 round off.

This is why


kakerott says
March 15, 2017 @ 11:11

he was born on a leap year


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