Hello,

1. I am going to my uncle's place on 05/05/06 and will come back on 20/05/06.

How many days will I stay there?

Thanks.

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- Aug 6th 2008, 04:50 AMhanuman_2000no of days
Hello,

1. I am going to my uncle's place on 05/05/06 and will come back on 20/05/06.

How many days will I stay there?

Thanks. - Aug 6th 2008, 07:09 AMChop Suey
- Aug 6th 2008, 07:10 AMarbolisQuote:

1. I am going to my uncle's place on 05/05/06 and will come back on 20/05/06.

How many days will I stay there?

EDIT : Chop Suey!! You're too fast. ahahahah!!! - Aug 6th 2008, 07:35 AMnikhilRemember the mathematical assumption
Chop Suey's answer is correct for sure.I think I should bring your attention to a point(mathematical assumption).see the answer assumed that you were staying at your uncle's residence when you actually were going (not staying) to your uncle's.same is assumed when you returned.such thinking will enhance your use of mathematics in practical problems(if required)

- Aug 6th 2008, 08:01 AMChop Suey
Well, this is based on the assumption that he arrived at his uncle's house when the clock ticked 00:00 AM, 05/05/06 and that he stayed there till the clock ticked 00:00 AM, 20/05/06 and he somehow managed to get back home at that instant.

Of course, this question could be better when you specify the time of arrival, time of departure, etc.. - Aug 6th 2008, 08:17 AMnikhil
- Aug 6th 2008, 09:12 AMJuancd08Sorry
opps Sorry I am so used to having the month on from that i though we were working with an unrealistic calendar.

- Aug 6th 2008, 10:47 AMTKHunny
It is not always easy to count days, though just about any counting mechnism will get you within 1 or 2 days. If that's close enough, we're done.

An exploration:

How many days do you stay if you arrive on April 5 and leave on April 6.

Well, 6-5 = 1, so one day, right? Maybe.

What if you arrive at 4:15 AM on the 5th and leave at 10:30 PM on the 6th?

Isn't that more like 2 days?

What if you arrive at 11:30 PM on the 5th and leave at 3:11 AM on the 6th?

That's not even four hours! One hardly could call that a "day".

When counting days for real, like a bank statement charging interest, it is important to know if the bank's definition of day is "End of Day" or "Beginning of Day".

One can ALWAYS judge the effects of a counting technique by reducing the problem to a single day. If you deposit your money on May 3rd and withdraw it on May 3rd (the same day), will you get one day's interest? Maybe. If you are the bank, will you pay it? Maybe. Lack of consistency**will**result in lawsuits.

How many days? It's not always an easy question.