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Mitchell Andrus

05-07-2009, 11:07 AM

05/07/09

3 consecutive odd numbers... only happens rarely... anyone care to tell us how many times it'll happen this century?

07/09/11....

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For the mathletes out there, we're going to assume zero is neither even nor odd.

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1377

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Art Mulder

05-07-2009, 11:40 AM

Err, but it's actually 07/05/09 today... ;) 05/07/09 won't happen until July...

Jim O'Dell

05-07-2009, 11:43 AM

Err, but it's actually 07/05/09 today... ;) 05/07/09 won't happen until July...

Must be a Canadian thing. :eek: :D:D:D Jim.

Eric DeSilva

05-07-2009, 12:13 PM

05/07/09

3 consecutive odd numbers... only happens rarely... anyone care to tell us how many times it'll happen this century?

Well, we had a 03/05/07 and a 01/03/05. I'm assuming consecutive doesn't loop around, so we don't get a hit in '03 or '01.

Since once we get to 11/13/15, all succeeding months will be less than the year by more than four, that is the last one. So, I get a total of 11, from '05 to '15.

Mitchell Andrus

05-07-2009, 12:32 PM

Err, but it's actually 07/05/09 today... ;) 05/07/09 won't happen until July...

Backwards calendars. What's next?

I'll bet you don't know how to use a 1/2" open ended wrench, HUH??? Do you even have those up there? No, I'll bet not!

ummmm... can I borrow a 14mm....?

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John Schreiber

05-07-2009, 12:34 PM

. . .consecutive odd numbers . . .

By traditional definitions, the answer is zero. Consecutive numbers can not all be odd.

I see that in mathematics you can have consecutive numbers which are members of a series, so I guess there's a more complex answer available.

Mitchell Andrus

05-07-2009, 12:34 PM

Well, we had a 03/05/07 and a 01/03/05. I'm assuming consecutive doesn't loop around, so we don't get a hit in '03 or '01.

Since once we get to 11/13/15, all succeeding months will be less than the year by more than four, that is the last one. So, I get a total of 11, from '05 to '15.

WHAT??? You forgot to count Triskaidekuary 15th, 2017.

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Mitchell Andrus

05-07-2009, 12:43 PM

By traditional definitions, the answer is zero. Consecutive numbers can not all be odd.

I see that in mathematics you can have consecutive numbers which are members of a series, so I guess there's a more complex answer available.

<nitpick mode ON>

"Consecutive" is modified by "odd", so it's correct just as consecutive vowel letters would only include A, E, I, O, U and somethimes..... Ugh! NUTS!

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Chris Padilla

05-07-2009, 1:30 PM

In Europe, they have the DD/MM/YY order...just like Canada. :D

Jason Beam

05-07-2009, 2:13 PM

The time is now: 05/07/09 11:13

John Schreiber

05-07-2009, 3:29 PM

But the only time recording system which makes sense is CCYYMMDDHHMMSS.

That is it's 20090507142750 right now.

If you've got to put symbols in, then it's 2009/05/07 14:27:50.

It's actually 30 seconds later now, but that's not the point. If I have a point.

Eric DeSilva

05-07-2009, 3:31 PM

WHAT??? You forgot to count Triskaidekuary 15th, 2017.

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Whups, and I'm wrong to boot. Its every other one from '05 to '15, so there are only 6, not 11...

Whups.

Eric DeSilva

05-07-2009, 3:34 PM

But the only time recording system which makes sense is CCYYMMDDHHMMSS.

That is it's 20090507142750 right now.

If you've got to put symbols in, then it's 2009/05/07 14:27:50.

It's actually 30 seconds later now, but that's not the point. If I have a point.

What fun is that? You only get to celebrate ODD day on at 13:15:17 on September 11, 1357. The next one won't occur until for another 1570 years.

Rod Sheridan

05-07-2009, 4:10 PM

Must be a Canadian thing. :eek: :D:D:D Jim.

Hi Jim, the only country I've seen use MM/DD/YY is the USA, many European countries also use DD/MM/YY.

Maybe you guys will change when you go metric? LOL.

ISO standard is YYYY/MM/DD followed by HH/MM/SS if more precise description is required.

Regards, Rod.

Rod Sheridan

05-07-2009, 4:14 PM

05/07/09

3 consecutive odd numbers... only happens rarely... anyone care to tell us how many times it'll happen this century?

07/09/11....

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For the mathletes out there, we're going to assume zero is neither even nor odd.

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1377

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You're posting on SMC, it's ODD Day here every day!:D

Jim Becker

05-07-2009, 8:26 PM

It was even more significant at 11:13 am , too... ;)

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