“If the pyramids in Egypt are 5,000 years old, there are 155 billion seconds in 5,000 years and 1,000 billion make a trillion. So how many years are there in 100 trillion seconds?”
Here is my calculation and answering the Challenge:
or 3,170,979.1984 Years (rounded to the 4th decimal place.)
***This is based on the following:
365 days in one year (Leap years were not taken into account for my calculation.)
1 billion = 1,000,000,000
1 trillion = 1,000,000,000,000
100 trillion = 100,000,000,000,000
And I’m sure you are ALL wondering how I came up with that right??
Here is the explanation:
There are 60 seconds in 1 minute.
There are 3600 seconds in 1 hour.
There are 86,400 seconds in 1 day.
There are 31,536,000 seconds in 1 (365 day) year.
So if we take 100 trillion, which is 100,000,000,000,000 and divide it by 31,536,000 (number of seconds in one year)
we get the following answer for how many years are in 100 trillion seconds:
If you have come up with a different calculation than I, which may very well be the case if you took leap years into account, then please, oh please, post an explanation!
But just for kicks, working the calculation out according to Mr Waas’ clue of information…
155,000,000,000 (155 billion seconds in 5,000 years)
divided by 5,000 = 31,000,000 seconds per year.
Which makes my calculation off by only 536,000 seconds.
Then if we take 100 trillion seconds and divide it by 31,000,000, we get the following result:
So if we look at my calculation based on my own explanation versus the calculation based on Mr. Waas’ information,
A difference of only 54827.253236444575375198441924226)
We can observe that both calculations are really very close. Of course, I believe my figure is more accurate. 🙂 Someone should really get in touch with our dear Mr. Waas!
P.S. I did confirm that my calculation of 157,680,000,000 (billion) is the number of seconds in 5,000 years which coincides with the GitWiz’s calculation… he was tired so we can over look that he said trillion because we know he meant billion! 🙂 Great job GitWiz, you are Awesome and deserve a Treat!!!
And I should get back to work…