On Nov 7, 2006, at 12:15 PM, Shiloh Madsen wrote:

> So, I'm trying to go through the Teach Yourself Programming book by
> Pragmatic Press and I am encountering a few hurdles. The chapter I am
> working on now is asking me to create a program which will ask for a
> start and end year and then calculate all leap years in that range.
> The logic behind leap years (for those who need a refresher) is all
> years divisible by for are leap years EXCEPT those that are divisible
> by 100 UNLESS they are also divisible by 400. I am somewhat at a loss
> for how to handle the logic for this...finding all numbers that are
> divisible by 4 and removing those divisible by 100 is easy. Its adding
> in that third condition which adds some of the removed numbers back
> into the "true" group that I am having trouble with...or maybe I am
> just not wrapping my mind around the problem well
> enough...suggestions?

The key point of all the methods proposed in this thread is: deal  
with the years divisible by 400 first, the years divisible by 100  
second, and the years divisible by 4 last of all.

Regards, Morton