Hints of using the Chinese Gender Chart

Hints

Hint No.2

A New Born Baby is One Year Old

In traditional Chinese age counting, a new born baby is one year old. And everyone gets one-year increment of age on Chinese (Lunar) New Year. So a baby born a day before Chinese New Year could be two years old a couple of days after birth. This is very essential as errors always occur on miscalculating the age of mothers. Note that the western calendar date of lunar new year is different year by year.

To avoid confusions and errors, we have set up four easy steps which help you find the correct mother’s age when conceived.

Step 1. – Subtract the mother’s ‘birth year’ from the ‘conception year’, get the result.
Step 2. – Find out if the mother’s birth date was before or after the lunar new year in that year?
Step 3. – Find out if the conception date is before or after the lunar new year in that year?
Step 4. – Check the following table and add the ‘additional age’ to the result of step 1.

Table for additional age

Table for additional age

Example 1 : What was the lunar age of a girl on Jan. 4, 2003 if she was born on Feb.2, 1962 ?



2003 Gregorian-Lunar Calendar

Answer : 42

Step 1. 2003 – 1962 = 41
Step 2. Look at the 1962 Gregorian-Lunar Conversion Table , Feb. 2 was a date before the lunar new year (on Feb. 5, 1962)
Step 3. Look at the 2003 Gregorian-Lunar Conversion Table, Jan. 4 was a date before the lunar new year (on Feb. 1, 2003)
Step 4. Check for the additional age table, and we find that one more year (Area A) has to be added to the result of step 1. So, 41 + 1 = 42



Example 2 : What was the age of a girl on Feb. 6, 2003 if she was born on Feb.2, 1962 ?



2003 Gregorian-Lunar Calendar

Answer : 43

Step 1. 2003 – 1962 = 41
Step 2. Look at the 1962 Gregorian-Lunar Conversion Table, Feb. 2 was a date before the lunar new year (on Feb. 5, 1962)
Step 3. Look at the 2003 Gregorian-Lunar Conversion Table, Feb. 6 was a date after the lunar new year (on Feb. 1, 2003)
Step 4. Check for the additional age table, and we find that two more years (Area C) have to be added to the result of step 1. So, 41 + 2 = 43


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