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  1. #1 is it true or is it false 
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    is it true that mount everest is the tallest mountain,no.is it false at what i said ,what do you think


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    No. It is not. Chomolongmo is the highest mountain.
    Don't go all clever and pretend its Mauna Lao measured from its base. That is not what is meant by the highest mountain.


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    And Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain.
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    Please examine the white text in my previous post. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Don't go all clever and pretend its Mauna Lao measured from its base. That is not what is meant by the highest mountain.
    So, highest mountain basically means the largest distance from the centre of the Earth to the peak of the mountain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Please examine the white text in my previous post. :wink:
    I deliberately said the tallest and not the highest :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by x(x-y)
    So, highest mountain basically means the largest distance from the centre of the Earth to the peak of the mountain?
    Highest means whatever you define it to mean. The common, conventional, consensus definition makes Mount Everest the highest, or Chomolongmo, if you prefer its original Tibetan name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramboy
    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    No. It is not. Chomolongmo is the highest mountain.
    Don't go all clever and pretend its Mauna Lao measured from its base. That is not what is meant by the highest mountain.
    hey isn't the MT.EVEREST the tallest?it is the tallest mountain in the world
    It's the highest point above local sea level. It's not the furthest point from the centre of the Earth, and nor is it the largest mountain as measured from its base.
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