Question about IFR and altitudes

Under IFR Conditions, what altitude should you fly at a heading of 236

Thats the queation that was asked.
Can anyone explain please how is that work?
The answers was
A. 330ft
B. 335ft
C. 340ft
D. 345ft

I never had this question before… therefore I don’t understand how to even approach it. Thanks for the help!

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Can you give some background about where you’re seeing this question? Are those the exact answers (or does it say FL330 instead of 330ft)?

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This queation was asked at VA exam form. That was the exact possible answers.

I believe the answer is FL340

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Ok. But based on what?

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Thanks! So its 340. I understand correctly?

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Yes it is!

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When flying IFR your cruise Alts should be different depending on your heading, this picture explains it very well:

To sum up, if your heading is anywhere from 180 to 359, your altitudes should be 6000, 8000, and 10000 feet as required. When flying with a heading anywhere from 360 to 179 degrees you should be flying at odd altitudes, so 9000, 11,000, 13,000. IIRC It’s like this to stop midair collisions.

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Thank you very much

What VA are you applying for?

East is ODD, west is EVEN odder

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Thanks!:)
@RyanairLander Lufthansa virtual

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Thanks for the chart.

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A very good VA indeed

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So excited to join them:) next exam will be in 3 days!

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Yeah I know, I’m staff there xD

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It has already been answered but more information, along with other subjects can be found in our Flying Guide:

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Very true indeed

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180 - 360: Even altitude: FL30, FL32, FL34, FL36, FL38, FL40
0 - 180: odd altitude: FL29, FL31, FL33, FL35, FL37, FL39, FL41
Etc.

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