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The Gulf Stream is a current that flows _____ along the ____ cost of the United States.

  1. a. north to south; east
  2. b. north to south; west
  3. c. south to north; east
  4. d. south to north; west

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The Gulf Stream is a warm, strong, and fast-moving ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and flows into the North Atlantic Ocean. It releases moisture and heat into the air over these cities.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

The Gulf Stream is a fast, intense current that is located along the east coast of the United States, called as the western-boundary current. It flows from the south to the north, along the coast of Florida and follows the eastern coast lines of the United States.

Option c. is given as “south to north; east”. Therefore, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as “north to south; east”. The Gulf Stream does not flow from the north to the south, but flows along the east coast of the United States...

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