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The length of a year, as most people know it, is 365 days. This is actually not exact, as the length of the year is 365.25 days, as denoted by the time it takes our planet to …circle the sun once. Since calendars don't show portions of a day, that quarter is 'lost' every year. But if we keep on losing time to the sun, our seasons would, over time, change around. So if you live in London, say, you will find in the year 2727, or so, that London has it's Christmas in the middle of summer, and Wimbledon will be cancelled, or at least moved to Christmas, as it would be too cold & wet to play in July. Anyway, to get back to the answer: this quarter day has to be added to the calendar, so every four years we add the four quarters of the preceding four years, to form a full day, and we add that to February, as you'll know. The general rule is that if the year is divisible by four, it's a leap year, like 2008. Certain exceptions apply, as in 2000 (which obviously is divisible by 4), but wasn't a leap year. Why that is I don't know, perhaps someone that does could add to this. (MORE)

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Julius Caesar created leap year. Every fourth year and every year divisible by four has 366 days instead of 365.

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every year that is divisible by four except the ones that are divisible by 100. I think there might me another rule but i don't think so

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The first leap year in the modern sense was 1752, when 11 days were 'lost' from the month September with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies. Af…ter 1752 we adopted the system still in use today where an additional day is inserted in February in years wholly divisible by 4, other than years ending in 00 with the exception of those divisible by 400 which are still leap years (like 2000). This is certainly not the first use of leap years, the Julian calendar we used before 1752 had a simpler system of leap years, and remember, no calendar is universal. (MORE)

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To determine whether a year is a leap year, follow these steps: If the year is evenly divisible by 4, go to step 2. Otherwise, go to step 5.If the year is evenly divisible by …100, go to step 3. Otherwise, go to step 4.If the year is evenly divisible by 400, go to step 4. Otherwise, go to step 5.The year is a leap year (it has 366 days).The year is not a leap year (it has 365 days). (MORE)

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Yes. 68 is a multiple of 4. Since every hundredth year is a leap year, and a leap year occurs every four years, any year in which the last 2 digits are divisible by 4 is a lea…p year. (MORE)

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No. A year is a leap year if it is divisible by 4. But if the year ends in 00 it is not a leap year unless the entire year is divisible by 400,but the length of the tropical… year would be 365 969/4000 days = 365.24225 days. This would dictate 969 leap years every 4000 years, rather than the 970 leap years mandated by the Gregorian calendar. This could be achieved by dropping one leap year from the Gregorian calendar every 4000 years, which would make years divisible by 4000 non-leap years. Yes, 4000 WILL be a leap year. (MORE)

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Leap Years in the Gregorian calendar (named for Pope Gregory, who made it official) occur every 4 years, in year numbers that are evenly divisible by 4. So 2004, 2008, 2012, 2…016 are all leap years. There are two exceptions. 1. For "century" years, those that are divisible by 100, these are NOT leap years. So 1900 was not a leap year, and 2100 will not be. Remember that; many of you will live to see this. Your children very probably will. 2. For century years that are divisible by 400, these ARE leap years even though point #1 says that they would not be. So 2000 was a leap year, and the year 2400 will be even though none of us will be around to see it. Every year that is a multiple of 4 will most probably be a leap year (MORE)

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A year that has 366 days rather than 365 is called a leap year. A year divisible by 4 (but not by 100) is a leap year. Years divisible by 500 are leap years.

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All years that are divisible by 4 are leap years. There is one exception; years that are divisible by 100 are not leap years, unless they are divisible by 400. For example, 18…00 and 1900 were not leap years, but 2000 was. (MORE)