# Top 10 geometry facts

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## What is the maximum distance a plane can fly travelling constantly North?

20,004 km. Continous travel North must eventually end at the North Pole. So, the maximum distance is half of the Earth's meridional circumference, which can be reached if a plane starts at the South Pole.

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## How many edges does a Möbius strip have?

One. The Möbius strip is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component (edge). A line drawn starting from the seam down the middle will meet back at the seam but at the "other side". If continued the line will meet the starting point and will be double the length of the original strip.

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## If Earth's radius was larger by 1 meter, how much longer would its equator be?

By approx 6 meters. For each circle, the length of the circumference is c=2πr. Hence, if a radius grows by 1 meter, the circumference grows by 2 π meters - no matter what the initial value of radius was.

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## Which line is the longest?

All are the same. This illusion has a long research history. It seems that people living in urbanized areas perceive the lines as representing the corners of rectilinear objects viewed in perspective, being more susceptible to illusion than people from rural areas.

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