# math 15

find the minimum height above the surface of the earth so that the pilot at point a can see an object on the horizon at c 125 miles away. assume the diameter of the earth to be 8000 miles.

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1. Draw a diagram, with a line from the horizon to the pilot.

If the pilot is at height h miles, then

(8000+h)^2 = 125^2 + 8000^2

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2. 2 miles

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