Plumb Bob Problem?

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A plumb bob does not hang exactly along a line directed to the center 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 spherical.

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Delphi51
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Something to do with precession?
 

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