Giancoli's Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition
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Introduction, Measurement, Estimating
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1-4: Measurement, Uncertainty, Significant Figures
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1-7: Order-of-Magnitude Estimating
1-8: Dimensions

Question by Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Ed., ©2014, Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education Inc., New York.
Problem 34
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Many sailboats are docked at a marina 4.4 km away on the opposite side of a lake. You stare at one of the sailboats because, when you are lying flat at the water’s edge, you can just see its deck but none of the side of the sailboat. You then go to that sailboat on the other side of the lake and measure that the deck is 1.5 m above the level of the water. Using Fig. 1–16, where $h = 1.5 \textrm{ m}$, estimate the radius $R$ of the Earth.
Figure 1-16 You see a sailboat across a lake (not to scale). $R$ is the radius of the Earth. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the water "bulges out" between you and the boat.
A
6500 km

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