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November 27, 2014

Homework Help: physical geography

Posted by Michelle on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 7:50pm.

How many miles are between the tropics of cancer and capricorn if you travel directly north and south?


The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn each lie at 23.5 degrees latitude. The Tropic of Cancer is located at 23.5° North of the equator and runs through Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, and southern China. The Tropic of Capricorn lies at 23.5° South of the equator and runs through Australia, Chile, southern Brazil (Brazil is the only country that passes through both the equator and a tropic), and northern South Africa.

So... combined they take up 47°
of a 360° circle. That circle is about 24,000 miles
47/360=.1301
and .1301 times 24,800=about 3238 miles




i don't know

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