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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?

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    It's 180 degrees latitude between the Poles.

    6200 / 180 = 34.44 miles in each degree.

    34.44 * 5 = ?

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    Thank you very much!!

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    You're very welcome.

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    It is 68.88888889 because there are ONLY 90 degrees of latitude between each pole. So, 6200/90=68.8888889.

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    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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