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Equivalent Equator Empirical Experience! (Posted on 2005-03-27) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Prove that at any time there are two opposite points along the Equator, which have exactly the same temperature. Assume the temperature function varies continuously as you move along the Equator.

Counterargument: This is patently impossible. If there are such points on the Equator, there must also be similar points on any circle around the Earth, such as a meridian. But in that case, we'd have one point in the north hemisphere, in winter, and the other in the south, in summer; that doesn't make sense!

What's wrong with this reasoning?

See The Solution Submitted by Old Original Oskar!    
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Solution Solution | Comment 8 of 12 |
I haven't looked yet, but since opposite sides of the globe are equal distance from the equator, theoretically,they should be the same temperature, reguardless of season.  E.G. - 45 degrees north on one side is opposite of 45 degrees south on the other, both the same distance from the equator, making them theoretically the same temperature. 
  Posted by David on 2005-03-28 05:18:35
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