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when looking at a map of texas how would you determan the distsnce between austin and Dallas?

A. Use the legend to determine the amount of land space between the two cities.

B. Measure the distance with a ruler and compare the measurement to the scale of the map.


C.Use the compass roes to determine the direction of the cites in relation to each other.


D. Use the map grid to determine the latitude and longitude of the two cites.


I think the answer is! D am I correct

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  1. I disagree. Which is going to help you determine the distance between the two? (How is distance measured?)

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  2. ok my next best answer would be B is that correct

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  3. Although I teach navigation to Sea Scouts I would not use the latitude and longitude for distance if I had a legend on the chart.
    Difference in latitude is distance north and south with one minute of arc being one nautical mile
    HOWEVER difference in longitude must be multiplied by the cosine of he latitude to give distance in nautical miles. That is because those lines of constant longitude come closer together as you go north or south of the equator and meet at the north and south poles at which points 360 degrees in longitude is zero miles :)

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  4. Yes, B.

    Notice that B is the only answer choice with the word "distance" in it! Be sure to read questions and answer choices carefully!

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  5. Yes, B works fine. The legend does not always have a distance graphic associated with it.

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  6. Thanks so much I almost cried because yall are so nice!!!!

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  7. You're welcome!

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  8. You are welcome.

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