# The most accurate way to show Earth's continents and bodies of water is with a(an)?

1) Mercator projection

2) globe

3) Robinson projection

4) equal-area map

I think #3

## No. There's a better way. What does your text say?

## I know that the equal-area is used to show landmasses but my reading did not mention the bodies of water.

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## The earth is a sphere. Which is your only choice that is also a sphere?

## Globe....thanks Ms.Sue.

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## To determine the most accurate way to show Earth's continents and bodies of water, we need to understand the characteristics of each option.

1) Mercator projection: The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection that was developed in the 16th century. It preserves the shape of landmasses accurately but distorts the size of objects as you move farther away from the equator. As a result, it tends to exaggerate the sizes of landmasses closer to the poles.

2) Globe: A globe is a three-dimensional representation of the Earth where the continents and bodies of water are accurately depicted. Since a globe is a scale model of the Earth, it provides the most precise view of all the options mentioned.

3) Robinson projection: The Robinson projection is a compromise map projection that attempts to balance the distortions of both shape and size, providing a more visually appealing representation of the entire world. While it is a popular choice for world maps, it is not as accurate as a globe in terms of depicting the continents and bodies of water.

4) Equal-area map: An equal-area map projection, as the name suggests, attempts to depict all areas on the Earth accurately in terms of size. While it reduces the distortions in size, it may still introduce distortions in shape.

Considering the information provided, option #2, a globe, is the most accurate way to show Earth's continents and bodies of water. A globe provides a realistic and proportionate representation, without any significant distortions in shape or size.