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## Practice exercise 3, question 3

Good morning Karin, There is something curious in this exercise, and I don’t know if I am doing a mistake or not. The date is 5 February 1924 @09:49 ( 1924 Jie day is 5 February 1924 @09:49 so we are in 1924). I am trying to calculate the Day Pillar and I do not… Continue reading Practice exercise 3, question 3

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## Practice Exercise 3, q 6

Q: I getting the answer 53, BingChen, for question 6? A: Thank you for writing! Don't forget to use the Early Zi (23:00--23:59) method in this example - use the previous day in your calculation.

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## Practice Exercise 3, q 12 & 13

Q: Hello, I am wondering if this is a typo. You have the answers for both 12 and 13 listed as JiaYin - and the dates are not 60 years apart? A: Hi there! Good question. The answer JiaYin for both is correct (final answer 51 for both)... The day stem pattern repeats its cycle… Continue reading Practice Exercise 3, q 12 & 13

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## Practice Exercise 3, q 12

Help! I can't get the calculation to work: 14 August 2011 22.45 .... My calculations: 22.45 = Hai (same with daylight savings) = 11 DS = Xin = 8, so DS 8 X 2 = 16 + HB (11) = 27 Deduct 2 = 25 = 5 stem = Wu So WuHai. But the answer… Continue reading Practice Exercise 3, q 12

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## Practice Exercise 3, q 5

Q: Agh! In Question 5, I keep getting 4, DingMao. Here's how I reached this 'different' answer. What am I doing wrong? 25 Jan 1996 10:46 96 X 5 = 480 + 96/4 (24) = 504 +9 =513 + day 25 = 538 + big months 6 = 544 + odd month 0 = 544… Continue reading Practice Exercise 3, q 5