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Easter With A Mathematical Twist


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Here's another freeze-frame from the 'It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown' show I mentioned in another post.

The incredibly fascinating (or 'why don't you just kill me now' boring, depending how you look at it) thing about

this is the 'Until Christmas' banner.

When the show aired yesterday, the banner was two days 'off'. It was 248 days until Christmas.

So this got me wondering about the Easter/Christmas 'spread'.

What's the range between the least and most possible number of days between the two?

I'm guessing that when this show first aired, the 246 days figure was correct,

although I haven't verified this.

Do any of our 'mathlete' friends here know how you could calculate all the 'calendar day' variables?

I can't even imagine.

If so, please come visit me in 'detention'.

We could teach each other a thing or two! :lol:

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Wiki says:

Earliest Easter = March 22 ... 278 days before Christmas

Latest Easter = April 25 ... 244 days before Christmas

That would be for Western Easter. Orthodox Easter would be different in the dates. But I don't know about distance to Christmas because Orthodox Christmas is different from Western Christmas and my head is starting to throb a little bit.

Just kidding about the head throb.

Sort of.

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Wiki says:

Earliest Easter = March 22 ... 278 days before Christmas

Latest Easter = April 25 ... 244 days before Christmas

That would be for Western Easter. Orthodox Easter would be different in the dates. But I don't know about distance to Christmas because Orthodox Christmas is different from Western Christmas and my head is starting to throb a little bit.

Just kidding about the head throb.

Sort of.

But Ortodox Christmas is also 2 weeks later... so i guess the days between Easter and Christmas stay more or less the same :D

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