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from a base elevation of 9500 ft., a mountain rises to a summit elevation of 14318 ft. over a horizontal distance of 15847 ft.

I cannot figure out the grade of the peak. Can someone please help me?

  • algebra -

    doesn't the peak RISE 14318 - 9500 feet
    and isn't the RUN 15847 feet?

    how is grade or slope defined?

  • algebra -

    I need to find what percent the grade is

  • algebra -

    divide the rise by the run, then multiply by 100

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