Pre Algebra

Which hill described in the table is the steepest and why?

Street. Horizontal distance vertical
(ft).
Rise of
Street (ft)

Dixie hill. 100. 60
Bell hill. 100. 50
Liberty hill 100. 20

A. Dixie hill; it rises 5 feet for every 3 feet of horizontal travel.
B. Dixie hill; rises 3/5 foot for every 1 foot for every 1 foot of horizontal travel.
C. Bell hill; it rises 2 feet for every 1 foot of horizontal travel.
D. Liberty hill; it rises 1 foot for every 5 feet of horizontal travel. *

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1. slope = rise/run
so ....

slope of Dixie hill = 60/100 = .6
slope of Bell hill = 50/100 = .5
Liberty ... = 20/100 = .2

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