Distance to the Horizon

You are standing on a dock by the bay, staring out at the horizon and the beautiful calm waters. The view is just amazing. As you stare in awe, you ask yourself the question, "I wonder how far my eyes can see out to the horizon"?

To solve this problem we simply need one thing: the height above ground our eyes are with respect to the horizon. Use the equation d = square root of (3h/2), where d is the distance in miles to the horizon and h is the height in feet you are above ground, to determine the distance to the horizon if your eyes are 6 feet above the ground.

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2 years ago
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Type your answer in here to the problem above

2 years ago
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d=(3(6)/2); d=(18/2);d=9 sq root; d=3

2 years ago
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Excellent work Aljonae! That is the correct answer!