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# An airplane reaches an altitude of 3 mi above the earth. Assuming a clear day and that a passenger has binoculars, how far can the passengers see?(HINT: The radius of the earth is approximately 4000 mi.) To determine

To find:

The distance that the passengers able to see.

Explanation

Given:

Calculation:

The place reaches an altitude 3mi above the earth.

In the given figure we can observe the right triangle.

By Pythagorean theorem.

(4000+3)2=40002+t2(4003)2=4000</

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