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OpenStudy (anonymous):

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

but it could be a great circle

3 years ago
OpenStudy (jim_thompson5910):

hint: think of the globe of the earth then think of lines such as the equator or the prime meridian

3 years ago
OpenStudy (jim_thompson5910):

A circumference of a sphere is another term for ______

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

.. I don't want to push this, but I just thought it was a circle- like most people do , lol..

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I understand what you're saying, just I and most people don't see it that way..

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

A great circle, also known as an orthodrome or Riemannian circle, of a sphere is the intersection of the sphere and a plane which passes through the center point of the sphere. (Wikipedia) The answer is Great Circle.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (jim_thompson5910):

It's not just any circle, it's a great circle. A great circle is a circle of a sphere that has the same center as the sphere (so same radius and diameter too) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_circle

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Why couldn't we have said that the moment I said "it could be a great circle..." ...thanks

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Because I had to Google: Great Circle to be sure and get the answer from Wikipedia =P

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thank you both...

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

And I've been on here so long I'm lazy and need to do something else... Night all!

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Goodnight.

3 years ago