# SOLUTION: Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 miles horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his des

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 Question 117791: Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 miles horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. Answer by stanbon(57228)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 miles horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. --------------- vertical change = 1800 ft horizontal change = 3.25*5280 ft = 17160 ft. -------------------- slope = vert/hor = 1800/17160 = 0.1049 ================= Cheers, Stan H.