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**Flat Earth Debate / Re: The conspiracy IS relevant**

« **on:**November 06, 2007, 09:59:00 AM »

your experiments have a serious flaw: you have misjuged the size of the earth badly.I believe it is you that has misjudged the size of the Earth. 6 miles = 24foot drop. That should be quite noticeable.

if you did the same experiments with 20 or 30 mile ranges, you would see curved results.

Earth's radius: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_radius

I took the smaller of the two numbers for this exercise.

These values are in miles.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

3950^2 + 6^2 = (3950 + x)^2

15602536 = (3950 +x)^2

SQRT 15602536 = 3950 + x

3950.00455696 = 3950 + x

0.00455696 = x

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0.00455696 mi = 8.63 ft (approx)

(NOTE: Using 3963 mi as the radius brings the total to 8.60 ft)

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Assuming my math is right, you are off my about 16 feet, TheEngineer.