Physics

Communication Systems Solutions

Quinn is standing on the beach at the edge of the ocean looking straight ahead. It is a clear
day, and Quinn can see so far that the earth starts to curve away. She wonders how far she
can see.
Quinn knows the radius of the Earth is approximately 3,959 miles and her eyes are 5.25 feet
above the ground. Which model can she use to help her figure out how far she can see in
miles, X?
Models are not drawn to scale.
5.25 ft.
x mi.
5.25 ft.
x mi.
3,959 mi.
3,959 mi.
Use this model to find how far Quinn can see out over the ocean. There are 5,280 feet in a
mile,
Round your answer to the nearest tenth.
miles