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Kangaroos Have the Minds of Disgruntled Toddlers

was easier to analyze than geographically pin-pointing their exact position on the earth.

kangarooA complex measurement of Latitude and Longitude, a geographic coordinate system, enables every location on the Earth to be specified by a set of numbers. It took a partnership, between the cartographer, a maker and studier of maps, and the geographer, one who studies the Earth’s natural environment, to discover the measure of longitudes and latitudes. They began by dividing the circumference of the earth (approximately 25,000 miles) by 360 degrees which allows for each degree of latitude or longitude to span just over 69 miles, or 111 km.

Having segmented the earth into degrees – it is determined that Australia (and the kangaroos) are at 25.2744° S and 133.7751° E.

lat and long

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