Posted by C on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 7:07pm.
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  Reiny, Monday, April 28, 2008 at 7:41pm
doesn't the peak RISE 14318  9500 feet
and isn't the RUN 15847 feet?
how is grade or slope defined? 
algebra  C, Monday, April 28, 2008 at 7:55pm
I need to find what percent the grade is

algebra  Reiny, Monday, April 28, 2008 at 8:31pm
divide the rise by the run, then multiply by 100