Posted by **Kheladi Nep** on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 9:23am.

The distance d in Km to the gorizon can be estomated using the formula d= rootover13h, where h is the height above ground level, in meters of the observer.

a)use the formula to find the distance to the horizon for an observer on the london eye, 135m above ground.

b)rearrange the formula to make h the subject.

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**tchrwill**, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 9:59am
To determine how far in miles we can see from the top of a building of height h ft., we use d = sqrt[1.5h].

Using your expression of d = sqrt(13h), d in km and h in meters,

d = sqrt[13h) = sqrt[13(135)] = 41.89km.

= 25.97 miles

Using my expression, d = sqrt(1.5h), d in miles and h in feet,

d = sqrt[1.5(135)3.281] = 25.77 miles

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