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" The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, measured on the meridian. "
Elements of Astronomy with Numerous Examples and Examination Papers - Page 20
by George W. Parker - 1902 - 233 pages
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Complete Arithmetic Combining Oral and Written Exercises

Indiana. State Board of Education - 1886 - 352 pages
...imaginary line, passing around the earth midway between the north and south poles. ART. 239.—The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator. Northward 90 from the equator is the north .pole, and southward 90 from the equator is the south...
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Complete Arithmetic: Elements and Commercial. New Series

Christian Brothers - Business mathematics - 1888
...AND LATITUDE 175. TJte Longitude of a place is its distance east or west of a given meridian. 176. The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator. 177. Longitude and Latitude are reckoned in degrees, minutes, and seconds. The highest degree of longitude...
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The Commercial Arithmetic: A Practical Text-book for Business Colleges, High ...

Warren H. Sadler - 1888
...? 63. Wnat.is the cost of 5 cwt. 18 Ib. iron at $140 per ton ? LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, AND TIME. 224. The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, estimated in degrees, minutes, and seconds. REM. — Distance north of the equator is called North...
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Complete Arithmetic: Combining Oral and Written Exercises

Edward Sylvester Ellis - Arithmetic - 1889 - 352 pages
...an imaginary line, passing around the earth midway between the north and south poles. ART. 239.— The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator. Northward 90 from the equator is the north pole, and southward 90 from the equator is the south...
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A Manual of the Principal Instruments Used in American Engineering and ...

W. & L.E. Gurley - Surveying - 1905 - 446 pages
...the sun is its ALTITUDE. angular elevation above the horizon, when passing the meridian of the place. The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, measured on the meridian. At the equator the latitude is 0, at the poles 90. The Longitude of a place is its angular distance...
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Philip's Experiments: Or, Physical Science at Home

John Trowbridge - Drawing - 1898 - 228 pages
...(Fig. 12) to rep147 resent the globe of the earth. E E' represented the equator, N the north pole. The latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator in degrees. For instance, the latitude of the north pole, Jf, is N E', or 90. If an observer is at...
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Arithmetic for High Schools, Academies, and Normal Schools

Oscar Lynn Kelso - Arithmetic - 1903 - 274 pages
...south poles. A meridian is the boundary line of a circle of the earth which passes through the poles. The latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator. The longitude of a place is its distance east or west of a certain meridian. The distance between two...
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Gurley Manual of Surveying Instruments ...

Gurley, W. & L. E., Troy, N.Y. - Surveying - 1908
...the sun is its ALTITUDE. angular elevation above the horizon, when passing the meridian of the place. The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, measured on the meridian. At the equator the latitude is 0, at the poles 90. The Longitude of a place is its angular distance...
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Hopkins and Underwood's Arithmetic: Book One-two, Book 2

John William Hopkins, Patrick Healy Underwood - Arithmetic - 1912
...into two equal parts. Distances on the earth are often measured in degrees of these great circles. The latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees of the meridian circle through the place. equator included between the meridian passing...
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Practical Surveying for Surveyors' Assistants, Vocational, and High Schools

Ernest McCullough - Surveying - 1915 - 401 pages
...Meridian of any place is a great circle passing through the zenith of a place and the poles of the earth. The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the Equator, measured on a Meridian. At the equator the latitude is 0, at the poles 90. Refraction. — By reason of the...
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