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A sizeable quantity of earth is washed down the Mississippi River and deposited in the Gulf of Mexico. What effect does this tend to have on the length of a day?

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With good explanations and formulas, the problem is solved. The effect on the length of the day from the earth washed down the Mississippi River and deposited into the Gulf of Mexico is discussed.

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Because, the latitude of the Gulf of Mexico is less than the Mississippi River, therefore, if the sizeable quantity of earth is washed down from the Mississippi river and deposited in the Gulf of Mexico, the moment of inertia ...

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