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2. The equation D=3.59 (sqrt)h gives the distance, D, in kilometers that a person can see to the horizon from a height, h, in meters.

a. Solve this equation for h.

b. Mount Evans in the Rocky Mountain National Park, is approximately 4,450 meters in elevation. How far can you see to the horizon from the top of Mount Evans? Can you see Cheyenne, Wyoming (about 244 kilometers away)? Explain your answer.

  1. Reiny

    back in 2009 , drwls answered a similar question

    http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1231653310

    it was in miles instead of km, but the method will be the same.

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