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Jun. 30th, 2005 @ 01:17 pm Question
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Date:July 1st, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
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What you are saying makes sense. But I have never seen that notation applied to dates before.

I guess it would depend on if the first day started at 1.00 or 0.00. If it started at 1.00 then 29.71 would still be the 29th day until 30.00. If it started at 0.00 then it would be the 30th day at 29.01. Hmmm either way, I don't think that you can "round" 29.71 up to 30. Unless there is some agreed apon time for example after sunset people used to consider it the end of the day for fasting and such. So maybe then you could call it the "next day" even though techically it wasn't.

The closest thing I can relate it to a problem where say a bus can hold 25 people and there are 70 people in all. You would need 3 busses to take all the people even though each bus isn't full. To the same effect say you were taking a shuttle and it wouldn't go until it was full. Only two shuttles would go and the remaining 20 people would be out of luck. (I just typed all this and now realize that it doesn't actually apply, but I am not going to erase it anyway).

This probabaly isn't helpful but good luck in your debate.