24 Feb 2024

# 52 Weeks in Months – Approximation and More

## 52 Weeks in Months

Conversion from 52 Weeks to Months.

To convert 52 Weeks to Months you have to multiply 52 by 0.22998418858703, since 1 Week is 0.22998418858703 Months.

The result is as follows:

52 weeks × 0.22998418858703 = 11.959 months

52 weeks = 11,959 months

We conclude that fifty-two Weeks equals to eleven point nine five nine Months:

52 Weeks equals 11,959 Months.

## Definition of units

Let’s see how both units are defined in this conversion, in this case Weeks and Months:

### week (week)

• A week (symbol: wk) is a unit of time equal to seven days. Here it is the standard time period used for rest day cycles in most parts of the world, primarily in conjunction with, though not strictly as part of, the Gregorian calendar.
• The days of the week were named after the classical planets (derived from the astrological system of planetary hours) in Roman times.
• However, in English, the names are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

### Month (month)

• A month (symbol: mo) is a unit of time, used with calendars, that is approximately as long as a natural period related to the movement of the Moon.
• The month and the Moon are cognates. The traditional concept arose with the cycle of lunar phases; these months (lunations) are synodic months and last approximately 29.53 days.
• After excavated tally sticks, researchers have deduced that people were counting days in relation to the phases of the Moon as early as the Paleolithic era.
• Synodic months, based on the Moon’s orbital period with respect to the Earth-Sun line, remain the basis of many calendars today and are used to divide the year.

## APPROXIMATION

Why are there 52 weeks in a year and not 48 weeks if there are only 4 weeks in a month (4 x 12 = 48)?

• Quite simply, 4 weeks per month is just an APPROXIMATION.
• Think about it, if we were to say that 4 weeks is a month and there are 12 months in a year, then there would be 4 × 12 = 48 weeks in a year.
• And also, go would mean 4 weeks = 7*4 days = 28 days.
• But most months have 30/31 days! So we don’t count 2/3 days when we say 4 weeks in a month.
• Given this, let’s say we have 6 months in a year with 30 days and 6 months with 31 days, then we don’t count 30–28 = 2 days for 6 months.
• That is, we don’t count 2*6 days = 12 days and 31–28 = 3 days for 6 months. That is, not counting 3*6 days = 18 days.

So, in total we are not counting 12+18 days = 30 days = 1 month, which is approximately 4 weeks. 52–48 = 4 weeks. That’s where we lose the 4 weeks in our calculation!