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Kruidnootje

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West (point A) to slightly North point (point B)= 1284 Km A-B

From Point B to further East Point (point C) = 1717 Km

Then a straight direct line from point C back to point A

The Perimeter = 6001 Km

Area = 57 491 Km

Angle A = 1.711 degrees

Angle B = 177.01 degrees

Angle C = 1.279 degrees

(sorry can't find any degree sign symbol on the right)

Problem:

When I drop a perpendicular line down from Angle B to the longest line (3000) the height is 18 Km

When I calculate by using the formula h = 57491/1500 = 38.33 Km

Is the discrepancy caused by the curvature of the Earth on Google maps? Can one even form an accurate triangular representation in this manner?