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anonymous

  • one year ago

A periscope is 5 feet above the surface of the ocean. Through it can be seen a ship that rises to 50 feet above the water. To the nearest mile, the farthest away that the ship could be is __________ miles.

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  1. DanJS
    • one year ago
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    Is this asking, When will the distant ship drop below the horizon considering the data given?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    its asking how high does the ship have to be till you can't see it anymore

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    then the amount of feet you get from that convert it to miles

  4. DanJS
    • one year ago
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    I think they want you to calculate the arc distance of the earth circumference in which the 50 ft ship drops below the horizon, as seen from a 5 ft scope

  5. DanJS
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1443471351596:dw|

  6. DanJS
    • one year ago
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    Ok, say the ocean is FLAT, it is a triangle problem

  7. DanJS
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1443471581148:dw|

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