SOLUTION: Driving through the mountains, Dale has to go up and over a high mountain pass. The road has a constant incline for 7.75 miles to the top of the pass. Dale notices from a road sign

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 Question 557298: Driving through the mountains, Dale has to go up and over a high mountain pass. The road has a constant incline for 7.75 miles to the top of the pass. Dale notices from a road sign that in the first mile he climbs 840 feet. What is the height of the mountain pass? Answer by stanbon(57214)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Driving through the mountains, Dale has to go up and over a high mountain pass. The road has a constant incline for 7.75 miles to the top of the pass. Dale notices from a road sign that in the first mile he climbs 840 feet. What is the height of the mountain pass? ---- Draw the picture. You have a triangle with hypotenuse = 7.75 miles He climbs 840/5280 miles for each mile he drives. ---- Ans: height = 7.75(840/5280) = 1.23 miles = 6510 ft ======================================================= Cheers, Stan H.