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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.
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13,464
17,464
20,957
21,000
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  1. If I understand you correctly the distance you seek is
    d = sqrt(17000^2 - 4000^2) - 4000

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  2. 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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  3. a satellite is 6,800 miles from the horizon of earth. earths radius is about 4,000 miles. find the approximate distance the satellite is from the point directly below it on earths surface?

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