Posted by **Sally** on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 12:35pm.

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. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth.

slope is descent divided by distance from base. Change one of the units to the other and divide.

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