# If ‘JANUARY’ is ‘JULY’ then August =?

I found this puzzle on another website and I wanted to share it here.
I will post the source link after a week to avoid spoilers.

Here are some rules:

'JANUARY' is 'JULY',
'SEPTEMBER' is 'SEPTEMBER',
'FEBRUARY' is 'AUGUST'
and 'MARCH' is 'MAY'
then 'AUGUST' is?


AUGUST IS

JUNE

This is explained as

The output answer is the month which has the same index in the year as the number of letters in the input.

• If so, we're got 2 Augusts in the year: Both February and November have 8 letters. – Vector Nov 23 '17 at 21:50
• I would use index instead of number. To me it was not immediately clear which number a month has, index indicates position. – neXus Nov 24 '17 at 9:35
• @Vector I also think OP selected the wrong answer. Agree to disagree, I suppose :) Also OP admitted to have selected the wrong answer, but doesn’t know how to change it :) – maxathousand Nov 25 '17 at 18:53
• @Vector OP posted the link to the site that also has the question and answer. This is the correct answer. – lPlant Nov 28 '17 at 16:02
• @lPlant - I see. That makes it a poorly designed puzzle. – Vector Nov 28 '17 at 18:13

june

If,

JANUARY (char 7) means 7th month - JULY
SEPTEMBER (char 9) means 9th month - SEPTEMBER
FEBRUARY (char 8) means month 8 - AUGUST
MARCH (char 5) means month 5 - MAY
AUGUST (char 6 ) means...

• This is the same as CodeNewbie's answer, posted almost a day earlier. – maxathousand Nov 24 '17 at 15:10
• This is the same answer but has a more readable explanation, which makes it not completely redundant. Having said that, it only barely provides more information and probably shouldn't have been posted. @maxasela, you should always look at existing answers before providing one of your own, to ensure you are not just adding a duplicate. And where your answer is clearly derivative of an earlier one, acknowledging the original answer is generally recommended. – Rubio Nov 24 '17 at 22:13
• yes you got the right point. – user6433464 Nov 25 '17 at 2:40

AUGUST is

'FEBRUARY' (as we should not forget past - that is refer line number 3)

• This answer is more confusing than the puzzle. – A. I. Breveleri Nov 24 '17 at 5:49
• I think @Mea is trying to say that = is a commutative operator, so if a = b, then b = a also. – simonalexander2005 Nov 24 '17 at 10:24
• Why was this answer accepted? Can anybody explain the logic behind it? So far the answer of maxasela seems most logic to me =/... – Mixxiphoid Nov 24 '17 at 14:21
• What evidence do you have to support the logic employed in this answer? – maxathousand Nov 24 '17 at 15:11
• @user6433464 then why did you accept this answer if it’s “on the wrong track”? – maxathousand Nov 25 '17 at 18:55