Posted by **Sam** on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 6:02pm.

From a base elevation of 8400 ft, a mountain peak in colorado rises to a summit elevation of 14831 ft over a horizontal distance of 15836 ft. find the grade of the peak.

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**drwls**, Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 6:20pm
There are no mountain peaks in Colorado that are that high, but I will play along anyway.

The grade is the elevation change, divided by the horizontal distance, expressed as a percentage. That would be

(14831-8400)/15836. Do the numbers.

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