Practice Exercise 2, q. 5

Q: Hi Karin,

Help! I can’t get to the same answer as the back of the book:

25 January 1996

Year pillar YiHai
You have month pillar JiChou, I am getting DingChou

(#YS, Yi, x 2) + #MB 2 (Chou) – 2 =

2 x 2 + 2 – 2 = 4

4 = Ding????

– Jessica


A. Hi Jessica!


Thanks for your question! For this calculation you need to remember the exception to the formula…in Zi and Chou months do not subtract the 2:

(YS x 2) + #MB =


I hope this helps!

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