Posted by **Aj** on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 10:09pm.

How do i figure out this question?

There are two roads, one has a grade of 20% the other has an elevation of 15 degrees. Which road would be steeper?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 10:16pm
Hmmm. What is the tangent of 15 degrees? is it greater than .20?

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**Reiny**, Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 10:16pm
The 20% usually refers to the slope of the road.

But the slope of a line is the tangent of the angle it makes with a horizontal

so if tan Ø = ,2

Ø = 11.3°

so ......

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**tracey**, Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 11:10pm
If it takes 3.7 seconds for a sound to reach the bottom of the ocean how deep is the water

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