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

inscribed angles  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

inscribed angles  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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