Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Complete the Sentence by Selecting the Correct Option: the Differene Between the Local Time of Any Two Consecutive Longitudes is - Geography

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MCQ
True or False

Complete the sentence by selecting the correct option: 

The differene between the local time of any two consecutive longitudes is   

Options

  • 15 minutes 

  • 04 minutes 

  • 30 minutes 

  • 60 minutes 

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Solution

Longitude is the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England. It is represented in degrees.

One rotation = 360o

The time required for the earth to complete one rotation or 360o = 24 hours

The difference in degrees between any two consecutive longitudes is 1o

thus, the difference between the local time of any two consecutive longitudes = 24/360 hours = 0.066 hour

1 hour = 60 mins

⇒ 0.066 hour = 4 mins

Concept: Introduction to Local Time and Standard Time
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Balbharati Geography 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1 Local Time and Standard Time
Exercise | Q 3 | Page 8
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