A length of wire completely surrounds the earth at the Equator. Imagine that the wire floats, that it has negligible mass, and that it fits snugly around the earth. Cut the wire and splice in an extra 20 feet of wire. Now the wire will be slightly slack in its fit. Raise the wire at one point until the wire is taut again. How high can you lift it? (answer correct to nearest foot)
Take the radius of the earth as 20,903,520 feet.