- A Leap Year can be evenly divided by 4
- If it can be evenly divided by 100, it is not a Leap Year UNLESS...
- It can also be evenly divided by 400. If both are true, then it is a Leap Year.
- These years are Leap Years because they are divisible by 400 and 100:2000, 2400
- These years are NOT Leap Years because you can't divide them evenly by 400 and 100:1900, 2100, 2200, 2300, 2500
There is an opera called "Pirates of Penzance." The story is this:
The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday and that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
Enjoy Leap Day!!!