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Determine the latitude and longitude of the location A

Latitude: __________ °N
Longitude: __________ ° W


Please help me ​
Determine the latitude and longitude of the location A Latitude: __________ °N Longitude: __________ ° W Please help me ​

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  • Answer:

    Latitude: [tex]30\° N[/tex]

    Longitude: [tex]45\° W[/tex]

    Explanation:

    Lets begin by explaining the meaning of latitude and longitude as geogrephical coordinates:

    Latitude is the angular distance between the equatorial line, and a specific point on the Earth. It is measured in degrees and is represented according to the hemisphere in which the point is located, which can be north or south latitude.  

    In this sense latitude [tex]0\°[/tex] refers to the equatorial line that divides the Earth in two hemispheres (North and South).

    Longitude represents the specific east–west position of a point on the Earth's surface, being longitude [tex]0\°[/tex] the prime meridian or Greenwich meridian.

    So, according to the figure, where the model of the Earth is divided by latitude lines separated by [tex]10\°[/tex] and the longitude lines separated by [tex]15\°[/tex]; we only have to count the lines from the equator to the line where the point A is, and count the lines fromo the Prime meridian to the line where point A is located.

    Hence, point A location is:

    Latitude: [tex]30\° N[/tex]

    Longitude: [tex]45\° W[/tex]

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