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The great deserts and associated arid areas of world mostly lie along the western sides of the continents at about how many degrees north or south latitude?

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asked by Lisa
  1. I can think of several specific numbers of degrees.

    What are your choices?

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. The choices are:

    -90 degrees
    -15 degrees
    -60 degrees
    -0 degrees
    -30 degrees

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    posted by Lisa
  3. Check this map.

    http://geology.com/records/sahara-desert-map.gif

    The best answer seems to be 30 degrees.

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  4. Is that certain, Ms. Sue?

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    posted by Lisa
  5. You can see the map. What do you think.

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  6. Well, it seems to inch more near the 60 degrees, but I will take your word for it.

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    posted by Lisa
  7. The key word is "mostly." You may be right about 60, but I still think 30 is a better answer for this question.

    What does your text say?

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  8. Also -- the question specifies arid areas on the western sides of the continents.

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  9. You're right! I just entered it into the multiple choice box and it told me I was correct. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

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  10. You're welcome.

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