algebra

posted by .

Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft
in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the
mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth.

Here what I have

-1800 divid it by 3.25*5280ft
-1800/17160
-0.105
have done some thing wrong it does not seem to look right

Checking in my head (appx)
about a third mile down per three miles horizontal

1/3*3 appx 1/9 or .11 apx. Looks right to me. Of course it is negative, as you did.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. I need help.,math

    Is this correct or wrong? Technology. Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest
  2. Algebra 1

    Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. slope= descent/horizontal …
  3. Math

    Driving down a mounain Jim finds that he has descended 1800FT in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain find the slope of his decent to the nearest hundreth. I am sorry that you did not get …
  4. math

    Driving down a mountain, torn finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. 2,175
  5. Algebra

    If you descend 1800 ft in elevation by the time you are 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of a mountain, what would be the slope to the nearest hundreth. Slope= change in altitude/horizontal distance. change the miles unit to …
  6. Math

    While Driving down a mountain, top finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. find the slope of his decent to the nearest hundredth. I am not sure where …
  7. algebra

    Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. I put the numbers into …
  8. Algebra I

    Driving down a mountain, Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft. in elevation by the time he is 3.25 mi horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. slope is descent divided …
  9. trig

    Bob is driving along a straight and level road straight toward a mountain. at some point on his trip he measures the angle of elevation to the top of the mountain and finds it to be 23 degrees 42 minutes. he then drives 1 mile more …
  10. Pre-Calculus

    Driving down Bald Mountain in Wyoming, Bob dean finds that he descends 1600 feet in elevation by the time he is 2.5 miles (horizontally) away from the high point on the mountain road. Find the slope of his descent (Hint: 1 mile = 5280 …

More Similar Questions