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how are latitudes measures ?


Asked by theannaskar 16th March 2019, 2:26 PM
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In mathematics, circles are measured in degrees. Though spherical in shape, the Earth is largely a circle. Therefore, it was decided to measure the latitudes and longitudes in degrees. 

Latitudes are imaginary lines which are drawn across the globe for locating places. The latitude which passes exactly from the center of the Earth is 0latitude called Equator. The northern most latitude in the Northern Hemisphere at the North Pole is measured at 900N while the southernmost latitude in the Southern Hemisphere is measured at 900S. Each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles (111km) apart. However, the range may vary from Equator to the Poles.

Based on the above facts and calculations, latitudes are drawn on the globe. 

Answered by Expert 16th March 2019, 3:16 PM
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