Mt. Whitney to Death Valley

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This is an intriguing problem that brings together real-world data, technology, and mathematical problem solving. If visibility wasn't an issue, could you see from the highest point in the lower 48 states, Mt. Whitney, to the lowest point, Badwater Basin in Death Valley? Transferring this question to a mathematical model, researching maps, understanding triangles, and properties of similar triangles, are just a few challenges that this problem brings up. 

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