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Length or Distance

Length is a measure of the longest extent of an object (anything) as measured from end to end.
Distance is a measure of how far apart objects are. In physics or everyday discussion, length is synonymous with distance.
The SI unit of length is the *meter* (m). Other commonly used units of length are the *centimeter* (cm),
the *kilometer* (km), the *inch* (in), the *foot* (ft) and the *yard* (yd).

When measuring much longer distances such as those in astronomy, commonly used units of length are the*astronomical unit* (AU) and the *light-year*.
When measuring much smaller distances such as those on the microscopic scale in chemistry, commonly used units of length are the *micron* (µ) and the *Ångström* (Å).

Length is a one-dimensional measure, while area is a two-dimensional measure (length squared) and volume is a three-dimensional measure (length cubed).

Just for fun, what is the length of the Earth's circumference at the equator in*Ångström* (Å)?

When measuring much longer distances such as those in astronomy, commonly used units of length are the

Length is a one-dimensional measure, while area is a two-dimensional measure (length squared) and volume is a three-dimensional measure (length cubed).

Just for fun, what is the length of the Earth's circumference at the equator in

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How round is the Earth?

The Earth is round, and we know that. However, the Earth is not a perfect sphere. The length of the Earth's circumference at the equator is 40,075 km, while its circumference from pole to pole is 40,008 km - a bit shorter.