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    Word problem clarification

    I have a word problem that is asking me for the amount of sales for the past year starting from 3Q09.

    With that being said would the past year from 3q09 look like this:
    3q09
    2q09
    1q09
    4q08

    This example has 4 quarters which = one year

    or this

    3q09
    2q09
    1q09
    4q08
    3q08

    This example has 5 quarters but its from 3q09 to 3q08 which is also a year.

    Im confused.
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    Since there are two "third quarters" included in the second case, it actually represents three months more than one year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapel View Post
    Since there are two "third quarters" included in the second case, it actually represents three months more than one year.

    Gotcha, thanks for clarifying I thought

    3q09
    2q09
    1q09
    4q08

    was correct!
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