posted by Anon on .
The Johnstown inclined plane in johnstown, pennsylvania, is a cable car that transports people up and down the side of a hill. during the cable car's climb, you move about 17 feet upward for every 25 feet you move forward. at the top of the incline, the horizontal distance from where you started is about 500 feet.
another cable car incline in pennsylvania, the monongahela incline, climbs at a slope of about 0.7 for a horizontal distance of about 517 feet. compare this climb to that of the johnstown inclined plane. which is steeper? JUSTIFY your answer.
The slope of the first hill is 17/25.
The slope of the 2nd hill is 0.7.
Which slope is greater? This is the slope of the steeper hill.