SOLUTION: Please help me with this problem that is due immediately. I submitted the problem on September 24th but have not received a response. Here is the problem : Fascinated at how q

Algebra ->  -> SOLUTION: Please help me with this problem that is due immediately. I submitted the problem on September 24th but have not received a response. Here is the problem : Fascinated at how q      Log On

 Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations! Ad: Mathway solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help!

 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-equations Question 662348: Please help me with this problem that is due immediately. I submitted the problem on September 24th but have not received a response. Here is the problem : Fascinated at how quickly the plumber was working, Ryan watched as the new sewer line was laid from the house to the main line, a distance of 48 feet. At the edge of the house, the sewer line was 6 inches underground. If the plumber tied into the main line at a depth of 18 inches, what is the slope of the sewer line? What equation do I use to solve the problem? Please show all work. Answer by stanbon(60771)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Fascinated at how quickly the plumber was working, Ryan watched as the new sewer line was laid from the house to the main line, a distance of 48 feet. At the edge of the house, the sewer line was 6 inches underground. If the plumber tied into the main line at a depth of 18 inches, what is the slope of the sewer line? ------ Draw a side view of the data. You have an upside-down right triangle with height = 6-18 = -12 inches = -1 ft and base = 48 feet ------- slope = (vertical change) / (horizontal change) = -1/48 =========================================================== Cheers, Stan H. ==========