`APCalendar`

free response problem from the 2019 AP Computer Science A Exam

`APCalendar`

is #1 from the from the 2019 AP Computer Science A Free Response problems.

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap19-frq-computer-science-a.pdf?course=ap-computer-science-a

## Part (a) `numberOfLeapYears`

method

```
public static int numberOfLeapYears(int year1, int year2)
{
int leapYears = 0;
for(int y = year1; y <= year2; y++)
if(isLeapYear(y))
leapYears++;
return leapYears;
}
```

## Part (b) `dayOfWeek`

method (original solution)

```
public static int dayOfWeek(int month, int day, int year)
{
int weekday = firstDayOfYear(year);
int additionalDays = dayOfYear(month, day, year) - 1;
for(int d = 1; d <= additionalDays; d++)
{
weekday++;
if(weekday == 7)
weekday = 0;
}
return weekday;
}
```

## Part (b) `dayOfWeek`

method (considered solution)

```
public static int dayOfWeek(int month, int day, int year)
{
int additionalDays = dayOfYear(month, day, year) - 1;
return (firstDayOfYear(year) + additionalDays) % 7;
}
```

I didn’t see this solution when I first approached the problem. When I looked at my original solution a half hour later, I realized that it could obviously be simplified to this.

I’ve received a number of questions about whether alternate solutions to `dayOfWeek`

work. Please find my JUnit3 test below. It will run in Eclipse or any other IDE that supports JUnit3. Replace my code for the method with yours.

APCalendar.java

APCalendarTest.java

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