*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])

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## Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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I can see for miles!

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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])

The formula is pretty easy:

Distance in Miles= 1.22 X (square root of

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])

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