Definitions for "1996"
(MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. 1996 was also the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rat, a year traditionally feared for natural disasters.
Keywords:  beginning, end, period, number
(a x 100 -100)/ b a = End of period number b = Beginning of period number