Problem: If you began walking along one of Earth's lines of longitude and walked north until you had changed latitude by 1 minute of arc (there are 60 minutes per degree), how far would you have walked (in miles)? This distance is called a "nautical mile."

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If you began walking along one of Earth's lines of longitude and walked north until you had changed latitude by 1 minute of arc (there are 60 minutes per degree), how far would you have walked (in miles)? This distance is called a "nautical mile."

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