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What is the length of the east west diameter of Earth?
A) 12567 km
B) 12666 Km
C) 12756 Km
D) 12987 Km

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Earth is not completely spherical in nature. It is elliptical in nature. The radius along the equator is more than the radius along the poles.

Complete Answer:
The earth processes two radiuses along the two axes that is the north-south axis and the east west axis. The radius of the earth along its equatorial Axis that is the east-west axis is \[6378.1\] kilometre and the polar eight years or we can say the radius around the polar axis is \[6356.8\] kilometre. The polar access is also known as the North South axis. Twice of the radius will give us the value of diameter hence the diameter along the equatorial Axis east-west axis will be \[6378.1 \times 2 = 12756.2\].

Thus, the correct option is C.

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