# Definition of Leap Year A leap year is a year with $366$ days. A normal year has $365$ days.

The extra day is added to the end of February, giving it $29$ days in a leap year.

Leap years were introduced to compensate for the Earth taking slightly more than $365$ days to orbit the Sun once.

We can almost say that leap years occur every four years. $2016$ was a leap year, so $2020$ and $2024$ will be leap years as well.

Special things happen with years that are divisible by $100$. They are not leap years unless the year is divisible by $400$. So, $1900$ was not a leap year, but $2000$ was. $2100$ will not be a leap year.

### Description

The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student

### Audience

Year 1 to Year 12 students

### Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter L

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