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Homework Help: Math Application

Posted by Javier on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 6:32pm.

A space camera circles the Earth at a height of h miles above the surface. Suppose that d distance, IN MILES, on the surface of the Earth can be seen from the camera.

(a) Find an equation that relates d and h.

(b) If d is to be 3500 miles, how high must the camera orbit above Earth?

(c) If the camera orbits at a height of 400 miles, what distance d on the surface can be seen?

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