Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I can see for miles!

Have you ever been to the crest of a rollercoaster and have seen the whole amusment park and beyond. Well some guy with WAY too much time, created a formula to determine how far out you can see in miles!

The formula is pretty easy:
(A=altitude in FEET)

Distance in Miles= 1.22 X (square root of A)

For example if a rollercoaster's crest is 400 feet above sea level than you would see for 24.4 miles out (1.22 X square root of 400[20])

1 comment:

nman said...