Chapter 6.2, Problem 28E

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Textbook Problem

From the veranda of a beachfront hotel, Manny is searching the seascape through his binoculars. A ship suddenly appears on the horizon. If Manny is

*(HINT: See Exercise 27 and note that *
*.)*

An airplane reaches an altitude of

*(HINT: The radius of the earth is approximately 4000 mi.)*

To determine

**To find:**

The distance of the ship out at sea.

Explanation

Given:

Manny is

**Calculation:**

Convert

We know that

Therefore,

From the figure the earth radius is given as

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