If you are h feet above the Earth's surface, the distance, d, that you can see is approximately d (in miles) = square root of 3h/2.

Suppose you are on the roof of a building 900 ft. tall. How far can you see?(Calculate to two decimal places.)

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- Dec 6th 2008, 08:46 AMmagentaritaHow Far can You See?
If you are h feet above the Earth's surface, the distance, d, that you can see is approximately d (in miles) = square root of 3h/2.

Suppose you are on the roof of a building 900 ft. tall. How far can you see?(Calculate to two decimal places.)

- Dec 6th 2008, 10:16 AMGreengoblin
You have viewing distance as a function of height already in your equation, now all you need to do is plug in 900 for h, and tap into your calculator.

- Dec 7th 2008, 10:04 AMmagentaritaok....