SOLUTION: Technology. Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. How do I find

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Length-and-distance Question 78570: Technology. Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. How do I find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth?Answer by checkley75(3666)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!using the graphing technique we TWO POINTS (0,1800) & (3.25*5280,0) OR (0,1800) & (17160,0) NOW WE FIND THE SLOPE BETWEEN THESE TWO POINTS THUS: (0-1800)/(17160-0)=-1800/17600=-.1022727 FOR THE SLOPE OR (.10).