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Published at Jul 30 2019
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Instructions

Test suite

Solution

Given a year, report if it is a leap year.

The tricky thing here is that a leap year in the Gregorian calendar occurs:

```
on every year that is evenly divisible by 4
except every year that is evenly divisible by 100
unless the year is also evenly divisible by 400
```

For example, 1997 is not a leap year, but 1996 is. 1900 is not a leap year, but 2000 is.

Though our exercise adopts some very simple rules, there is more to learn!

For a delightful, four minute explanation of the whole leap year phenomenon, go watch this youtube video.

Go through the setup instructions for Javascript to install the necessary dependencies:

https://exercism.io/tracks/javascript/installation

Install assignment dependencies:

```
$ npm install
```

Execute the tests with:

```
$ npm test
```

In the test suites all tests but the first have been skipped.

Once you get a test passing, you can enable the next one by changing `xtest`

to
`test`

.

JavaRanch Cattle Drive, exercise 3 http://www.javaranch.com/leap.jsp

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.

```
import { isLeap } from './leap';
describe('A leap year', () => {
test('year not divisible by 4: common year', () => {
expect(isLeap(2015)).toBe(false);
});
xtest('year divisible by 4, not divisible by 100: leap year', () => {
expect(isLeap(2016)).toBe(true);
});
xtest('year divisible by 100, not divisible by 400: common year', () => {
expect(isLeap(2100)).toBe(false);
});
xtest('year divisible by 400: leap year', () => {
expect(isLeap(2000)).toBe(true);
});
xtest('year divisible by 200, not divisible by 400: common year', () => {
expect(isLeap(1800)).toBe(false);
});
});
```

```
export const isLeap = (year) => {
return (year % 4 == 0) && (year % 100 != 0) || (year % 400 == 0);
};
```

A huge amount can be learned from reading other peopleโs code. This is why we wanted to give exercism users the option of making their solutions public.

Here are some questions to help you reflect on this solution and learn the most from it.

- What compromises have been made?
- Are there new concepts here that you could read more about to improve your understanding?

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