Task 1: Satellite Placement A communications company is...

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Unit Activity Unit: Circles With and Without Coordinates This activity will help you meet these educational goals: Mathematical Practices—You will use mathematics to model real-world situations. Inquiry—You will conduct online research. STEM—You will apply mathematical and technology tools and knowledge to grow in your understanding of mathematics as a creative human activity. Introduction In this activity, you will apply and extend your knowledge of circle properties and related angle measurements. ______________________________________________________________________ Directions and Analysis Task 1: Satellite Placement A communications company is planning to launch a new satellite into orbit to improve the operation of its network. The longest distance that the satellite can send a reliable signal is 4,500 miles. The company is trying to determine the optimal height to operate the satellite so it has maximum coverage of Earth within its range. You will use the GeoGebra geometry tool to model and solve this problem. Open GeoGebra , and complete each step below. If you need help, follow these instructions for using GeoGebra. a. To achieve maximum coverage of the signal across Earth, what type of line should be formed between the point where the satellite is located and the point on Earth’s surface where the signal is received? Type your response here: tangent line