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What latitude has the plane (in the scenario below) reached if an airplane takes off from a location at 17 S latitude and flies to a new location 55 due north of its starting point?

Asked by Geographyteach, Last updated: Jan 27, 2020

 

1. 28°N
2. 38°N
3. 55°N
4. 72°N
5. 38°S 


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Ken Wilson

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Answered Dec 14, 2018

The answer to this question is 2. If an airplane takes off from a location at 17 S latitude and flies to a new location 55 due north of its starting point, then the plane will have successfully reached a latitude of 38 degrees north. This can be answered with a little bit of math and some critical thinking. Keep in mind that the equator is 0 degrees, so the airplane has crossed it on the journey to the new location. Since the plane started at 17 S, you could treat it as a number line...Read More
 

Markda John

Markda John

Answered Jan 01, 2018

The correct answer to the question “What latitude has the plane reached” if “an airplane takes off from a location at 17 S latitude and flies to a new location 55 due north of its starting point” is 38 degrees north (2). The answer is fairly simple to explain. We all know that the equator is 0 degrees, and we should take that into account if the airplane has crossed the equator. Now, we should assign the latitude south as a negative value. In this scenario, we...Read More
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Nov 30, 2017

After traveling that distance it has reached 38 degrees because if the fact that polaris has something to do with it

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 20, 2016

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