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Feel the Breeze?

Allowing the earth to revolve on its axis in exactly 24 hours, and the circumference at the equator to be 2486 miles; at what rate per hour and per minute are the inhabitants of that part carried round by the revolution? Also, at what rate are the inhabitants of London carried round, the circumference in that latitude being 15480 miles?

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Source: F. Walkingame’s The Tutor’s Assistant, 1830.