# Month Measurement

Not all months are the exact same size since months of the year have different numbers of days. The shortest month of the year is February; it gets an extra day on *leap years.* 7 months (January, March, May, July, August, October, & December) tie for 1st place as the longest! Any month unmentioned on this page is in an 8th place tie.

### Below is a list of how many days equal a certain type of month:

## 28 days = 1 short February

## 29 days = 1 long February

## 29½ days = 1 average month

## 30 days = 1 calendar month

## 31 days = 1 long month

Yep, you guessed it! __29½__ is the *average* of this list: {28, 29, 30, 31}, which is how many days each month of the year is likely to have. By the way, the sum of the 4 figures is 118. Also, notice that a short February is exactly equal to 4 weeks!

#### Isn't this fact quite interesting?

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