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Physics: Principles with Applications

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Draw a rough figure (not to scale) showing the moon, the eye of the person who watches the moon, and the distances between them. Let the diameter of the moon be D and the length of the pencil be 9 cm. Express 9 cm and 1 cm in meters.
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Unformatted text preview: It is seen that there are two similar triangles in the figure shown above. Apply the property of similar triangles. Solve for D. Thus, the diameter of the moon is approximately. [1/31/2008 11:25:50 AM]...
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