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The lines of latitude run parallel to the equator and tell you how far north or south you are from it. The units of measurement, however, are in angular degrees. New York City, for example, lies at 40.77 degrees North latitude, which is sometimes expressed as 40 degrees, 46 minutes, 12 seconds North latitude.

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Q: Which lines of measurement show how far a place is from the Equator?
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