posted by Destiny on .
I was given a world map (flat, 1 dimensional) and instructed to identify locations of where different fossils were located. The map has longitude (east to west) and latitude (north to south) lines. My assignment is to identify on the map where the fossils are. ONe question is 38 degrees e and 1 degree south. I have no idea how to use the map to find the locations of the different fossils.
Let's start with 38 degrees E. That identifies the location as in the Eastern Hemisphere -- east of the Prime Meridian (0 degrees longitude). So 38E is in Europe, Asia, or Africa.
1 degree South is just south of the Equator -- so that means the location must be in Africa. Check this site for more information about the hemisphere's and latitude and longitude.
Now, let's look at this world map. 38 degrees east is about just east of the 30 degree line and 1 degree south is almost on the Equator. On this map, it looks as though it's in Kenya.
But just to make sure -- let's look at a close up of a Kenya map.
Yep. 38E, 1S is near the Kindaruma Dams in Kenya.
Here are a couple of good sites for finding country maps.
If you post your answers, we'll be glad to check them for you.
By the way, I think your subject is GEOGRAPHY, not GEOMETRY.
Oops sorry. Please ignore the last sentence.