# What is the distance to the horizon from this point?

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A person standing at the top of Mountain Aconcagua would be approximately 4.3 mi high. The radius of earth is 3959 mi.

What is the distance to the horizon from this point?

Enter your answer as a decimal in the box. Round only your final answer to the nearest tenth.

A person standing at the top of Mountain Aconcagua would be approximately 4.3 mi high. The radius of earth is 3959 mi.

What is the distance to the horizon from this point?

Enter your answer as a decimal in the box. Round only your final answer to the nearest tenth.

##### 1 Answer

The distance to the horizon is

#### Explanation:

The diagram shows how the height of the person and mountain, the radius of the earth, and the distance to the horizon relate to the sides of a right triangle.

Side

Side

Use the Pythagorean theorem to find side

Plug in the known values.

The distance to the horizon is

Note: In the diagram below, the