# science

although the left and right edges of the map are equal in lenght, the top edge is 1 millimeter shorter than the bottom edge. explain why a map that shows equal amounts of latitude and longitude is not a perfect square.

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1. Check this site.

http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa031599.htm

Think about peeling an orange and then trying to put the orange peel on a flat surface.

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