# Explain why 0 degrees longitude and 180 degrees longitude are not designated east or west?

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0 degrees longitude does not have a designation of east or west because it behaves like a mathematical zero. It is neither positive nor negative. It is simply the start. Longitudes run through the north and south poles. Therefore, 0 degrees longitude is actually on the same line of longitude on the other side of the world which is 180 degrees longitude. Since all the longitude lines work like this, 180 degrees is the highest degree of longitude that you can have. Here is where it behaves just like 0 degrees because it cannot be any larger than 180 degrees. There is no need to say whether it is east or west then.
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# Why does 0 degrees longitude and 180 degrees longitude are not designated east or west?

Because if you are at 0 degrees at one point, you haven't gone either way so on a map you would still be at zero therefore you are not at a desegnated east or west you are sti

# Why is 0 degrees longitude not designated east or west?

Because it is where east and west are measured from. Sort of like zero is neither positive nor negative.:)

# Why is 0 degrees longitude and 180 degrees longitude not designed east or west?

Because either way it would still be the same. There is only a maximum of 180 degrees longitude. If you move 180 degrees east and 180 degrees west, you will still end up at th

# Explain why 0 longitude and 180 longitude are not designated east or west?

Because ther the same .

# Does latitude or longitude measure 0 degrees to 180 degrees east or west?

Longitude measures east and west as it runs north-south through the Earth from the North and South Poles, dividing Earth into the eastern and western hemispheres.

# What is unique to 0 degrees longitude and 180 degrees longitude?

0 = Greenwich Meridian . 180 = International Date Line (with a few small exceptions)

# What is the difference between 180 degrees east and west longitude?

There is no difference between 180 degrees east and 180 degrees west longitude because the Earth is divided into the eastern and western hemispheres, each having 180 degrees o

# What is formed when 180 degree east and west longitude joins?

The anti-meridian opposite the prime meridian

# Why is 0 degrees and 180 degrees not designated east or west?

Simply because it doesn't matter in either case. -- Zero east or zero west puts you on the Prime Meridian either way. (Beginning on the Prime Meridian, you may travel 0Ă‚

# Can you explain why 0 degrees longitude and 180 degrees longitude are not designated east or west?

Simply because it doesn't matter in either case. -- Zero east or zero west puts you on the Prime Meridian either way. (Beginning on the Prime Meridian, you may travel 0Ă‚

# What is at 0 degrees east longitude?

lots of things. 0 degrees longitude (also called the prime meridian) runs through england, europe, and africa.

# Can you explain why 0 degrees longitude and 180degrees longitude are not designated east or west?

For the same reason that your lawn is not above or below ground, or something like that. Zero and 180 degrees longitude form the boundary between east and west, so th

# Why is 0 longitude and 180 longitude are not designed east or west?

It is the Prime Meridian. It's Like how the Equator is not North or South

# Why does 0 longitude and 180 longitude not go east or west?

Because 0 degrees longitude is the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian is a line that goes around the entire globe on longitude 0. [The Prime Meridian is the exact same thing a

# Why is 0 degree longitude and 180 are not designated east or west?

Because those are the ones that were left up to your pleaseure. Where the longitude of a place is zero, you're free to call it zero east or zero west, as you wish. And if th

# What is located at 180 degrees east longitude and 180 degrees west longitude?

The same meridian of longitude ... exactly half-way around the Earth from the Prime Meridian in either direction.

# Explain why 0 longitude and 180 longtitude are not designated east or west?

0 longitude is not designated East or West for the same reason that the number 0 is not negative nor positive. The 0 meridian It is reference point for defining East or West.