anonymous
  • anonymous
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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DanJS
  • DanJS
Is this asking, When will the distant ship drop below the horizon considering the data given?
anonymous
  • anonymous
its asking how high does the ship have to be till you can't see it anymore
anonymous
  • anonymous
then the amount of feet you get from that convert it to miles

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DanJS
  • DanJS
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
DanJS
  • DanJS
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DanJS
  • DanJS
Ok, say the ocean is FLAT, it is a triangle problem
DanJS
  • DanJS
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