The total number of parallels across the globe is

a)179

b)360

c)80

d)90

Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

182 Answers

Beshika Angelin
answered
Apr 10, 2020

89 lines in northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere respectively+ 1 equator totally 179

Janmenjaya Senapati
answered
Apr 26, 2020

Parallel of latitudes are horizontal circular imaginary lines on the earth surface so we can imagine infinite numbers of latitudes. But if we imagine the lines at an interval of 1 degree then total number will be 181.

All the latitudes are parallel with each other.Equator(imaginary horizontal circular line that divides earth in to two equal halves) is zero degree latitudes and is taken as reference.From the equator we have 90 parallels towards north pole and 90 parallels towards south pole (At poles we can imagine a point and not a circle) and both the poles are 90 degree latitudes.So in total we have 181 parallels (90 northwards+90 south wards+ equator).

Some people say 179 latitudes by not taking poles(as pole is not a circular line) so don't confused with that.....poles are also latitudes.

All the latitudes are parallel with each other.Equator(imaginary horizontal circular line that divides earth in to two equal halves) is zero degree latitudes and is taken as reference.From the equator we have 90 parallels towards north pole and 90 parallels towards south pole (At poles we can imagine a point and not a circle) and both the poles are 90 degree latitudes.So in total we have 181 parallels (90 northwards+90 south wards+ equator).

Some people say 179 latitudes by not taking poles(as pole is not a circular line) so don't confused with that.....poles are also latitudes.

Jaya Gayathri
answered
May 04, 2020

Totally 181 parallels across the globe because 90 in northern hemisphere , 90 parallels in southern hemisphere and one in centre (i.e) the equator

therefore 90+90+1=181

therefore 90+90+1=181

Sharad Chavan
answered
Jun 14, 2020

Very simple question...

there are 90 parallel on northern hemisphere and 90on southern hemisphere and one equator..

total:90+90+1=181.

there are 90 parallel on northern hemisphere and 90on southern hemisphere and one equator..

total:90+90+1=181.

Pawan Jha
answered
Jun 04, 2020

The equator is between of the earth. Correct answer is A because only 360 was divided by 2 after subtracted by 1. 181-1=180÷2=90.

Priyanshu Intelligent
answered
4 days ago

Very simple mate .

There are 90 latitudes to the north of equator and 90 latitudes to the south of the equator. Counting the equator there are 90+90+1=181 latitudes.

There are 90 latitudes to the north of equator and 90 latitudes to the south of the equator. Counting the equator there are 90+90+1=181 latitudes.

Naeem Ansari
answered
May 16, 2020

90 parallels in northern hemisphere ,90 parallels in southern hemisphere and 1 is equator so equal to 181 parallels in globe

Shikha Shikha
answered
Jul 03, 2020

The count of whole-degree “lines” of latitude (the poles, the equator, and those in between) is indeed 181 . Of course that is because there are 360 degrees in a circle. Now the count of whole-degree lines of longitude is 360 …so why does latitude differ?

On a sphere (which our planet nominally is) all points are created equal so the difficulty is how to orient oneself. Fortunately the Earth spins (fairly stably) on an axis so we have its poles to use as a reference. Thus evenly-spaced lines of longitude were devised which pass through those poles: 360 of them…easy peasy.

That accounts for one dimension of the sphere’s two-dimensional surface, but what about the other one? One might manufacture two more “poles” equidistant from the real ones. But, boy, what a mess of grid lines that would make! A much better solution was to have evenly-spaced parallel circles which shrunk in size as they approached each pole: the lines of latitude. Now if one were to traverse a line of longitude all the way around the world one would cover 360 degrees of latitude. However that counts each (non-pole) latitude twice so the “proper” count is the aforementioned 181 .

But then, one may ask, why are there 360 degrees in a circle? Well, blame the Babylonians. There are two schools of thought as to exactly how that number arose.

On a sphere (which our planet nominally is) all points are created equal so the difficulty is how to orient oneself. Fortunately the Earth spins (fairly stably) on an axis so we have its poles to use as a reference. Thus evenly-spaced lines of longitude were devised which pass through those poles: 360 of them…easy peasy.

That accounts for one dimension of the sphere’s two-dimensional surface, but what about the other one? One might manufacture two more “poles” equidistant from the real ones. But, boy, what a mess of grid lines that would make! A much better solution was to have evenly-spaced parallel circles which shrunk in size as they approached each pole: the lines of latitude. Now if one were to traverse a line of longitude all the way around the world one would cover 360 degrees of latitude. However that counts each (non-pole) latitude twice so the “proper” count is the aforementioned 181 .

But then, one may ask, why are there 360 degrees in a circle? Well, blame the Babylonians. There are two schools of thought as to exactly how that number arose.

Rishita T
answered
May 31, 2018

There are 181 altitudes altogether. The latitude ; a circled shape imaginary line: drawn parallel to each other. They are equal numbers on both the northern and southern. Generally, both the last southern and northern circles can't be considered as real circles since they terminate as a point. However, it can be considered as an imaginary infinite circle. Thus 90 southern latitudes, an equator, 90 northern latitudes equal 181. Beside, there are only 179 real circled latitudes in total.

Bharath Reddy Gundala
answered
May 21, 2020

90 in northern hemisphere 90in southern hemisphere and one equator = 181

Surobhi Roy
answered
Jul 23, 2020

The total number of latitudes (the angular distance) is 90+90+1(Equator) = 181. The total number of parallels of latitude is 181–2(the poles are points) = 179.

Lalit Yadav
answered
4 weeks ago

There are total 181 parallels of latitudes.90 in northern hemisphere +90 in southern hemisphere+1equator.

we generally think that poles are the only points not the parallels but it is our misunderstanding because we assume this according to globe which is very small representation of earth but in actual ,if we see the earth ,these small points on globe which shows the poles are a vast flat area which is parallel to all other latitudes.

we generally think that poles are the only points not the parallels but it is our misunderstanding because we assume this according to globe which is very small representation of earth but in actual ,if we see the earth ,these small points on globe which shows the poles are a vast flat area which is parallel to all other latitudes.

Sher Singh
answered
Jun 14, 2020

There are 181 lines of the parallels across the globe. since 90 lines in Nothern hemisphere, 90 lines in Southern hemisphere and 1 equator. that's why total number of parallels across the globe is ( 90+90+1)=181. but if 179 lines have been given in the option, in that condition, this is the correct answer because 1 northern and 1 southern pole not lines become in globe. that's reason total number of parallels across of the globe is ( 89+89+1)=179.

Deepinder Shergill
answered
4 weeks ago

90 N latitudes and 90 south ones 0- equator

total 181

with north pole and south pole being points merely points

reduced to 179

so A is the answer.

total 181

with north pole and south pole being points merely points

reduced to 179

so A is the answer.

꧁༒gundagi༒꧂ ꧁༒विरेश༒꧂
answered
Aug 19, 2020

181 parallels

Explanation: The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

Explanation: The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

Rishik Acharya
answered
2 weeks ago

The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

181 parellal

181 parellal

Komal Barve
answered
Aug 02, 2020

Totally 181 parallels across the global cz.. 90 in northern hemisphere and 90 in southern hemisphere and remain one in Centre in short... the equator.. therefore (90+90+1) =181

hence th correct option is à. 181

hence th correct option is à. 181

Davinderkaur Davinderkau
answered
Jul 30, 2020

The EARTH is divided by the Equator into 2 equal halves know as the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE (with 90 parallels) and the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE ( with 90 parallels) there 180 parallels along with the Equator. make a total of 181 parallels across the Globe.

Tejpal Dhanda
answered
Jul 20, 2020

There are 181 latitudes ,90 in north and 90 in south and one equator. When coming to longitudes there are 360 longitude. Prime Meridian, 179 East, 180 degree longitude

179 West.

179 West.

Biswadeep Chatterjee
answered
Aug 11, 2020

We add the number :90(northern) +90(southern) + 1(the equator) =181 ;

Rajpratim Sarma
answered
Jun 17, 2020

As per NCERT total no of parallels =179 excluding the Equator,

The two poles can be excluded as they are just points.

But the ans. can be 181 if we consider the Equator,

As 90 North latitude+90 South Latitude+1 Equator=181

The two poles can be excluded as they are just points.

But the ans. can be 181 if we consider the Equator,

As 90 North latitude+90 South Latitude+1 Equator=181

Aravindha Krishnan
answered
4 weeks ago

1 parallel = 1 deg.

90 (Northern hemisphere)+90 (southern hemisphere)+1 (equator) =181

90 (Northern hemisphere)+90 (southern hemisphere)+1 (equator) =181

Ankur Srivastava
answered
Jul 23, 2020

In northern hemisphere, leaving equator (0 degree), there are 90 parallel lines each for one degree. Similarly 90 parallel lines are in southern hemisphere.

Now adding altogether including equator line, we get 181 lines.

Now adding altogether including equator line, we get 181 lines.

Study Ernet
answered
Aug 29, 2020

Ans- option A,

Explanation: The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

Explanation: The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

User4593205
answered
Aug 19, 2020

The earth is divided by equator into two equal halves known as northern hemisphere (with 90 hemisphere) and southern hemisphere (also with 90 hemisphere).

These 180 parallels along with the equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe..

These 180 parallels along with the equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe..

Mohammad Asif
answered
Apr 13, 2020

There are 90 latitudes to the north of equator and 90 latitudes to the south of equator. counting the equator 90+90+1=181.it is because the globe on which all imaginary line run has the capacity of that much only

Nisha Begum
answered
Jun 14, 2020

If parallels of latitude drawn

90 parallels in the northern hemisphere and

90 parallels in the southern hemisphere

and 1 in equator

so 90+90+1=181

90 parallels in the northern hemisphere and

90 parallels in the southern hemisphere

and 1 in equator

so 90+90+1=181

Saranya Veera
answered
Jul 25, 2020

Northern hemisphere 90 , southern hemisphere 90 and equator 1 totally 181

Preethi Angel
answered
4 weeks ago

179..

90 in southern and 90 in northern nd 1 equator

parallels=181-2=179..

90 in southern and 90 in northern nd 1 equator

parallels=181-2=179..

Prakhya Shrivastava
answered
Jul 19, 2020

Northern hemisphere with 90 parallels, southern hemisphere with 90 parallels and a equator hence total 181 parallels across the globe.

Devansh Sharma
answered
Jul 20, 2020

The Earth is divided by the equator into 2 equal halves known as Northern Hemisphere having 90 parallel & Southern Hemisphere also having 90 parallel and 1 is Equator. S total is 181.

Best Ever
answered
Jul 25, 2020

Option A. 181

parallel means latitude so 90 in northern hemisphere and 90 in southern hemisphere and 1 is 0 degree so.... 90+90+1=181.

parallel means latitude so 90 in northern hemisphere and 90 in southern hemisphere and 1 is 0 degree so.... 90+90+1=181.

Sneha Gite
answered
Jun 26, 2020

The earth is divided into two parts southern and northern, southern with 90 parallels and northern with 90 parallels. These 180 parallels with equator is 181.

Ansh Awasthi
answered
May 20, 2020

Total 181 parallels across the globe because 90 in northern hemisphere, 90 parallels in southern hemisphere and One in center that is the equator

Therefore -:

90+90+1=181

Therefore -:

90+90+1=181

Nisha Raj
answered
Jun 16, 2020

181 parallels across the globe..90 in Southern hemisphere 90 in northern hemisphere and 1 is the equator that divides both the hemisphere..!!total 181

Syed Sahadht Gillani
answered
Jun 22, 2020

The northern most latitude is 90N and the southern most is 90S. This makes the total number of latitudes 90+90+1 (including 0 degree - equator) = 181

The western most longitude is 180W and the eastern most longitude is 180E; incidentally, 180W and 180E are the same longitude. This is called the 180th meridian and also the international date line.

Therefore, the total number of longitudes is 180+180+1–1 (180 west longitudes, 180 east longitudes, -1 because 180E and 180W are the same longitude, +1 for 0degree longitude - the prime meridian) = 360

Therefore, the total number of latitudes are 181; and the total number of longitudes are 360.

The western most longitude is 180W and the eastern most longitude is 180E; incidentally, 180W and 180E are the same longitude. This is called the 180th meridian and also the international date line.

Therefore, the total number of longitudes is 180+180+1–1 (180 west longitudes, 180 east longitudes, -1 because 180E and 180W are the same longitude, +1 for 0degree longitude - the prime meridian) = 360

Therefore, the total number of latitudes are 181; and the total number of longitudes are 360.

Dolly Warsi
answered
Jul 23, 2020

Northern hemisphere is 90

southern hemisphere is 90

1 equator 90+90+1= 181

southern hemisphere is 90

1 equator 90+90+1= 181

Srishty Raj
answered
1 week ago

The earth is divided by the equator into town equal halves known as the Northern hemisphere And Southern hemisphere ( with 90' parallels ). ...Now,, the equator is between of the earth.correct answer is A because only 360 was divided by 2 after subtracted by 1.

181-1=180÷2=90.

181-1=180÷2=90.

Chhavi Tripathi
answered
May 30, 2020

Explanation: The Earth is divided by the Equator into two equal halves known as the Northern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels) and the Southern Hemisphere (with 90 parallels). These 180 parallels along with the Equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe.

I hope you got your answer.

I hope you got your answer.

Akash A S Naik
answered
Aug 06, 2020

Total 181 parallels line 90 in parallel lines in northern hemisphere and 90 in southern hemisphere and 1in center of the earth

Aruna Lakshakar
answered
Aug 28, 2020

The total number of parallels across the globe is

The total number of latitudes (the angular distance) is 90+90+1(Equator) = 181. The total number of parallels of latitude is 181–2(the poles are points) = 179.

The total number of latitudes (the angular distance) is 90+90+1(Equator) = 181. The total number of parallels of latitude is 181–2(the poles are points) = 179.

Ram Krishna
answered
Jul 04, 2020

Parallel lines then you are talking about latitude. because, longitudes are not parallel to each other, they shrink towards poles.

an9d no of total parallel lines is 181

90( from 1°N- 90°N) lines in northern hemisphere

90(from 1°S-90°S) lines in southern hemisphere

1( 0°)is equtorial line

so, they are total 181 in numbers.

90°N and 90°S is just like a point.

so, if we are talking about parallel , they will be 179 in numbers.

an9d no of total parallel lines is 181

90( from 1°N- 90°N) lines in northern hemisphere

90(from 1°S-90°S) lines in southern hemisphere

1( 0°)is equtorial line

so, they are total 181 in numbers.

90°N and 90°S is just like a point.

so, if we are talking about parallel , they will be 179 in numbers.

Aditi Dugad
answered
4 weeks ago

The total number of parallels across the globe is 181.

90 parallels in the northern hemisphere, 90 parallels in the southern hemisphere and 1 equator.

90+90+1= 181

90 parallels in the northern hemisphere, 90 parallels in the southern hemisphere and 1 equator.

90+90+1= 181

Sunita Machhua
answered
2 weeks ago

89 lines in northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere respectively +1 equator totally 179 .

Deepika Bhati
answered
Aug 08, 2020

There are 181parallels in the globe ,90in northern hemisphere and 90in southern hemisphere and 1is Equator.

Vishal Rathod
answered
Aug 21, 2020

The earth is divided by the equator into two equal halves known as northern hemisphere (with90 parallel)and the southern hemisphere (with 90 parallels ).These 180 parallels along with the equator make a total of 181 parallels across the globe

Zakiya #guru Ki Shishyay
answered
May 29, 2020

The answer is 181. We know that total degree of latitudes are 180° i.e 90° in the north and 90°in the south.

But the total number of parallel have been asked and the answer is 181.

90 parallel in the north and 90 parallels in the south and one parallels i.e equator in the middle.

So we say that there is 181 number of parallel and 180°of parallels.

But the total number of parallel have been asked and the answer is 181.

90 parallel in the north and 90 parallels in the south and one parallels i.e equator in the middle.

So we say that there is 181 number of parallel and 180°of parallels.

Sapna Rani
answered
May 22, 2020

Parallel of latitude are horizontal circular imaginary lines on the earth surface so we can imagine infinite number of latitude. they are equal number on earth on both the northern and southern.

Deepika Pandey
answered
Aug 15, 2020

Earth is divided into two half one half northern hemisphere and southern Hemisphere both consist of 90 +90 parallels total 180 and along with equator make total of 181 parallels across the world