# How many miles are between the tropics of cancer and capricorn if you travel directly north and south?

The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn each lie at 23.5 degrees latitude. The Tropic of Cancer is located at 23.5° North of the equator and runs through Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, and southern China. The Tropic of Capricorn lies at 23.5° South of the equator and runs through Australia, Chile, southern Brazil (Brazil is the only country that passes through both the equator and a tropic), and northern South Africa.

So... combined they take up 47°
of a 360° circle. That circle is about 24,000 miles
47/360=.1301
and .1301 times 24,800=about 3238 miles

i don't know

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## To calculate the distance between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn if you travel directly north and south, you need to determine the circumference of the Earth and then calculate the proportion of that distance covered by the Tropics.

1. Determine the Earth's circumference:
The Earth's circumference is approximately 24,901 miles (or 40,075 kilometers).

2. Calculate the proportion of the Tropics in relation to the Earth's circumference:
Since the Tropics cover approximately 47 degrees of latitude, and the Earth is a full circle (360 degrees), you can calculate the proportion as follows:
Proportion = Tropic degrees / Total degrees
Proportion = 47 / 360 = 0.1301

3. Calculate the distance between the Tropics:
To get the distance, multiply the Earth's circumference by the proportion of the Tropics:
Distance = Earth's circumference * Proportion
Distance = 24,901 miles * 0.1301
Distance ≈ 3,240 miles

Therefore, there are approximately 3,240 miles between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn if you travel directly north and south.