# What is a Leap Year?

@naman95 (1554)
India
November 29, 2006 5:16am CST
Can you tell the meaning of Leap year?
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14 responses
• Pakistan
30 Nov 06
divide the year on 4 e.g 2006/4 = 501.5 . the answer contains point figures. so it is not a leap year. if the answer is complete without containing point in it. it is a leap year
• Sri Lanka
4 Dec 06
Divide the year 2100 by 4, 2100/4= 525 . the answer does not contain point figures. Then is 2100 a leap year? No! It is not a leap year. A century is a leap year only if you can divide it by 400.
@achyuta (2853)
• United States
29 Nov 06
A year with 1 day extra, comes every 4 years. It has 366 days.
@amar311 (113)
• India
8 Dec 06
i agree with u....
@kunalvijan (3418)
• India
8 Dec 06
Leap year means year of 366 days
@vincent72 (1634)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
its when you geta extra day in the year , but at same tiome , the sun revolves around the eart ha little slower, because its out of depth to the other planets as they cycle with us :)
• Pakistan
30 Nov 06
divide the year on 4 e.g 2006/4= 501.5 . the answer contains point figures. so it is not a leap year. if the answer is complete without containing point in it. it is a leap year
• India
30 Nov 06
which contains 53 weeek
• Sri Lanka
30 Nov 06
You seem to be getting more responses than a previous discussion about the leap year. Basically it is an year with 366 days where Februay has 29 days. But the following is a more scientific explanation: When people had to be punctual scientists took the revolution of the Cecium atom to create a unit called "second" based on that they arrived at the 24 hour day. But it did not match with the rotation of the Earth. In fact an year was close to 365.25 days. To correct this every 4 years a leap year was declared. But then another small error crept in. To correct this every century that was not divisible by 400 was declared not to be a leap year. Therefore 2000 is a leap year and 3000 is not. In fact after 2096 the next leap year will come after 8 years i.e. 2104.
• India
30 Nov 06
Function IsLeapYear(ByVal sYear As String) As Boolean If IsDate("02/29/" & sYear) Then IsLeapYear = True Else IsLeapYear = False End If End Function
• India
30 Nov 06
a year divided by 4 and if it is divided by 100 then it also divided by 400, is referred as leap year.
• India
30 Nov 06
a year divided by 4 and if it is divided by 100 then it also divided by 400, is referred as leap year.
• India
30 Nov 06
a year divided by 4 and if it is divided by 100 then it also divided by 400, is referred as leap year.
@marsha001 (675)
• India
29 Nov 06
A leap year is one in which February has 29 days.
@nanhegujral (4634)
• India
29 Nov 06
I think a year having an extra day.
@zubair439 (3185)
• India
29 Nov 06
Leap years are years with an extra day (February 29); this happens almost every four years. Generally , leap years are divisible by four, but century years are special, they must also be divisible by 400. The year 2000 was a leap year. The years 2001, 2002, and 2003 are not. LEAVITT, HENRIETTA Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) was an American astronomer who first described the relationship between the period and the brightness (luminosity) of Cepheid variable stars. ... in short A year of 366 days, an additional day being added to February