Posted by Meghan on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 8:06pm.
On the surface of the Earth, it is approximately 6,200 miles to the North or South pole. How many miles is it between two parallels 5 degrees apart?

Science  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 8:14pm
It's 180 degrees latitude between the Poles.
6200 / 180 = 34.44 miles in each degree.
34.44 * 5 = ?

Science  Meghan, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 8:16pm
Thank you very much!!

Science  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 8:17pm
You're very welcome.

Science  Chloe, Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:02pm
It is 68.88888889 because there are ONLY 90 degrees of latitude between each pole. So, 6200/90=68.8888889.

Science  Chloe M 5811, Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:08pm
It is 68.88888889 because there are ONLY 90 degrees of latitude between each pole. So, 6200/90=68.8888889.
=) Hope it was helpful!
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