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# HELP! ME! PLEASE!

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The distance between he first and second floor is 10 ft. The horizontal distance between the bottom step and top step is 72 in. What is the slope of the stairway?
Apr 1, 2014

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I'M NOT SURE WHAT IS SLOPE, BUT I THINK THAT IS CORRECT.

Use this function to find your angle!

[inputrad]alpha=atan(a/b)[/inputrad]

atan(6/10) ****Why 6? Because 72in = 6foot.****

You'll have your answer...

atan(6/10)

WHERE B is the opposite AND A is the adjacent. Apr 1, 2014
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samgelinas:

I'M NOT SURE WHAT IS SLOPE, BUT I THINK THAT IS CORRECT.

Use this function to find your angle!

[inputrad]alpha=atan(a/b)[/inputrad]

atan(6/10) ****Why 6? Because 72in = 6foot.****

You'll have your answer...

atan(6/10)

WHERE B is the opposite AND A is the adjacent. The slope usually just means the gradient, so here that is 10/6 = 1.67 (approx)
This assumes that the phrase "distance between first and second floor" means vertical distance (b in samgelinas's picture.)
Apr 1, 2014
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Alan:
samgelinas:

I'M NOT SURE WHAT IS SLOPE, BUT I THINK THAT IS CORRECT.

Use this function to find your angle!

[inputrad]alpha=atan(a/b)[/inputrad]

atan(6/10) ****Why 6? Because 72in = 6foot.****

You'll have your answer...

atan(6/10)

WHERE B is the opposite AND A is the adjacent. The slope usually just means the gradient, so here that is 10/6 = 1.67 (approx)
This assumes that the phrase "distance between first and second floor" means vertical distance (b in samgelinas's picture.)

Thank for the information Alan!
Apr 1, 2014