Assume the earth is a perfectly round sphere with a radius of 4000 miles and that 1 mile=5280 feet. How far does the horizon appear to be to a 5-ft person on a clear day? Explain.
i thought the answer would be just a small fraction over 4000 miles, so essentially the height of the man does not change how far the horizon appears to the man.
am i on the right track here?