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I tried drawing a free body diagram, But the term 34.5 north latitude is getting on my nerves... the closest feeling i got wat it meant was the angle made between the Weight of the bob(line of action drawn Diagonally) and the horizontal.

Q. A plumb bob does not hang exactly along a line directed to the center of the Earth, because of the Earth's rotation. How much does the plumb bob deviate from a radial line at 34.5° north latitude? Assume that the Earth is perfectly spherical and of radius 6.40 x 106m.

i understand there is a formula for the deviation but wifout the formula is there any other way to solve it? Shd i try resolving the F component using the angle 34.5.. Wat equations?? PLS help!

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