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    Explain the time zones in terms of longitude and the rotation of Earth. Explain how time zones work and why they are used in a short paragraph.

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    Explain the time zones in terms of longitude and the rotation of Earth. Explain how time zones work and why they are used in a short paragraph.
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    The earth makes a full 360 degree rotation around the sun every 24 hours. Therefore every hour, the earth rotated about 15 degrees. This brings rise to the 24 different time zones, each about the same distance longitudinally. Each time zone is an hour apart (you adjust for an hour) and 15 degrees longitudinally apart on a globe. Here it is mathematically: 15 degrees x 24 hours = 360 degrees or 360 degrees/24 hours = 15 ...

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    This solution explains how time zones work and how they are related to longitude and the rotation of Earth.

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