# Slope

• Dec 12th 2010, 07:10 PM
HRoseJ
Slope
A hiking trail makes a steady climb up a mountain. If the slope of this trail is 0.6 foot, and the run is 800 feet, how much higher up the nountain will a hiker be at the end of the trail?
• Dec 12th 2010, 07:12 PM
BariMutation
You know, you could have asked all of these questions in one post, they're all pretty much the same...

Regardless, use Pythagoreans Theorem.
• Dec 12th 2010, 10:01 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by HRoseJ
A hiking trail makes a steady climb up a mountain. If the slope of this trail is 0.6 foot, and the run is 800 feet, how much higher up the nountain will a hiker be at the end of the trail?

In light of the help given, please show what you have tried and where you are stuck.
• Dec 13th 2010, 03:05 AM
HallsofIvy
Quote:

Originally Posted by BariMutation
You know, you could have asked all of these questions in one post, they're all pretty much the same...

Regardless, use Pythagoreans Theorem.

If "run" here is used as is common in "slope" problems, the Pythagorean theorem does not apply here, just the definition of "slope".