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September 10th, 2007, 01:19 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Dec 2006 From: New Jersey Posts: 378 Thanks: 1  Find Distance and Height
A surveillance satellite circles Earth at a height of h miles above the surface. Suppose that d is the distance, IN MILES, on the surface of the Earth that can be seen from the satellite. NOTE: The radius of Earth is 3960 miles. (a) If d is to be 2500 miles, how high must the satellite orbit above Earth? (b) If the satellite orbits at a height of 300 miles, what distance d on the surface can be seen? 
September 11th, 2007, 05:56 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2007 Posts: 2,140 Thanks: 0 
It seems easy enough... why not give it a try?

September 11th, 2007, 07:20 PM  #3 
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It's just subtraction.


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