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.

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- December 6th 2008, 08:46 AM #1

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## How 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.)

- December 6th 2008, 10:16 AM #2

- December 7th 2008, 10:04 AM #3

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