My Math Forum  

Go Back   My Math Forum > High School Math Forum > Algebra

Algebra Pre-Algebra and Basic Algebra Math Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
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?
symmetry is offline  
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?
johnny is offline  
September 11th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
Joined: Dec 2006

Posts: 1,111
Thanks: 0

It's just subtraction.
Infinity is offline  

  My Math Forum > High School Math Forum > Algebra

distance, find, height

Search tags for this page
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I find the base height of a Tetrahedron? swm06 Algebra 4 January 29th, 2013 01:44 AM
Find the height of the segment wuzhe Algebra 3 October 27th, 2012 06:04 PM
Express the height of the crate in terms of distance Luke4bs Algebra 2 August 14th, 2012 08:57 AM
Need to find height of cylinder manich44 Algebra 9 October 27th, 2009 02:15 AM
Find Height of Mountain symmetry Algebra 3 July 29th, 2007 09:04 AM

Copyright © 2019 My Math Forum. All rights reserved.