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The formula d=1.35�ãh models the distance d in miles from the horizon where h is the distance in feet from a person�fs eyes to the water. If you are standing in a boat and the distance from the water to your eyes is 8 ft, what is your distance from the horizon? Round your answer to the nearest hundredth of a mile.

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  1. d = 1.35 √h
    when h = 8
    d = 1.35√8
    = appr 3.82 miles

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