Posted by **lilman** on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 9:13am.

A satellite, B is 17,000 miles from the horizon of Earth, Earth's radius is about 4,000 miles. Find the approximate distance the satellite is from the Earths surface.

possilbe answers

13,464

17,464

20,957

21,000

I do not understand how to do these problems

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**tchrwill**, Friday, May 11, 2012 at 9:33am
If I understand you correctly the distance you seek is

d = sqrt(17000^2 - 4000^2) - 4000

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**tchrwill**, Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1:17pm
Clearly, I did not understand you. But after reviewing the scenario, the answer is clearly

d = sqrt(17000^2 + 4000^2)-4000 = 13,464

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