```Hi! I had this idea, hope it helps:

class Date
def elapsedYearsAndDays(rangeDate)
if self > rangeDate
startDate = rangeDate.clone  #clone the values so they are not
changed unintentionally
endDate = self.clone
else
startDate = self.clone
endDate = rangeDate.clone
end
magicDay = (startDate.month == 2) && (startDate.day == 29)    #This
is the real problem: Febraury 29th!
startDate += 1 if !endDate.leap? && magicDay
elapsedYears = endDate.year - startDate.year
previousStartDate = Date.new(endDate.year, startDate.month,
startDate.day)
if endDate < previousStartDate
elapsedYears -= 1
previousStartDate = Date.new(endDate.year - 1, startDate.month,
startDate.day)
previousStartDate -= 1 if previousStartDate.leap? && magicDay
end
elapsedDays = endDate - previousStartDate
return elapsedYears, elapsedDays
end
end

elapsedYears, elapsedDays =
Date.today.elapsedYearsAndDays(Date.new(1963, 11, 22))
daysMessage = (elapsedDays > 0) ? (" and #{elapsedDays} day(s)") : ""
puts "Elapsed time: #{elapsedYears} year(s)#{daysMessage}"

elapsedYears, elapsedDays = Date.new(1963, 11,
22).elapsedYearsAndDays(Date.new(1963, 11, 22))
daysMessage = (elapsedDays > 0) ? (" and #{elapsedDays} day(s)") : ""
puts "Elapsed time: #{elapsedYears} year(s)#{daysMessage}"

elapsedYears, elapsedDays = Date.new(2007, 3,
1).elapsedYearsAndDays(Date.new(2004, 3, 1))
daysMessage = (elapsedDays > 0) ? (" and #{elapsedDays} day(s)") : ""
puts "Elapsed time: #{elapsedYears} year(s)#{daysMessage}"

elapsedYears, elapsedDays = Date.new(2004, 3,
1).elapsedYearsAndDays(Date.new(2001, 3, 2))
daysMessage = (elapsedDays > 0) ? (" and #{elapsedDays} day(s)") : ""
puts "Elapsed time: #{elapsedYears} year(s)#{daysMessage}"

elapsedYears, elapsedDays = Date.new(2004, 2,
29).elapsedYearsAndDays(Date.new(2001, 3, 1))
daysMessage = (elapsedDays > 0) ? (" and #{elapsedDays} day(s)") : ""
puts "Elapsed time: #{elapsedYears} year(s)#{daysMessage}"

elapsedYears, elapsedDays = Date.new(2004, 3,
1).elapsedYearsAndDays(Date.new(2001, 3, 1))
daysMessage = (elapsedDays > 0) ? (" and #{elapsedDays} day(s)") : ""
puts "Elapsed time: #{elapsedYears} year(s)#{daysMessage}"

elapsedYears, elapsedDays = Date.new(2004, 2,
29).elapsedYearsAndDays(Date.new(2009, 3, 1))
daysMessage = (elapsedDays > 0) ? (" and #{elapsedDays} day(s)") : ""
puts "Elapsed time: #{elapsedYears} year(s)#{daysMessage}"

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