Answer to Question #18623 in Mechanics | Relativity for nadhr
(Ill) Many sailboats are moored at a marina 4.4km 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 1.5m above the level of the water. Using Fig. 1-12, where h = 1.5 m, esti­mate the radius R of the Earth.