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iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
HELP W? AN ACT PREP QUESTION< PLEASE I NEED TO DO WELL: A ramp for wheelchair access to the gym has a slope of 5% (that is, the ramp rises 5 feet vertically for every 100 feet of horizontal distance). The entire ramp is built on level ground, and the entrance to the gym is 2 feet above the ground. What is the horizontal distance, in get, between the ends of the ramp???
iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
HELP W? AN ACT PREP QUESTION< PLEASE I NEED TO DO WELL: A ramp for wheelchair access to the gym has a slope of 5% (that is, the ramp rises 5 feet vertically for every 100 feet of horizontal distance). The entire ramp is built on level ground, and the entrance to the gym is 2 feet above the ground. What is the horizontal distance, in get, between the ends of the ramp???

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iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@jim_thompson5910 @amistre64 @pooja195 @satellite73

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2do you have a pic of the problem drawn out? or are you stuck on that part?

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1thats all of the problem and thats all it gives me

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i have the answer choices but i really just need to know how to do it

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2well I meant in terms of you drawing it yourself (not having the teacher draw it for you)

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i have an ACT prep book but sure

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2here's what the drawing would look like dw:1443319000251:dw

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i just need to know the process, i already have the answer

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh ok thanks thats helpful

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2the info `A ramp for wheelchair access to the gym has a slope of 5% (that is, the ramp rises 5 feet vertically for every 100 feet of horizontal distance)` basically tells us that we'll have this proportion 2/x = 5/100

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2the numerators represent the vertical change in distance the denomiators represent the horizontal change in distance

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so you see how I got 2/x = 5/100? if so, then the next step is to isolate x

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yep, I got that

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2ok tell me what x is

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so thats the answer and how we do it?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2like I said, solving 2/x = 5/100 for x

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok, thanks! I have another question! can i tag you in a new question and help me?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.22/x = 5/100 2*100 = x*5 ... cross multiply 200 = 5x 5x = 200 5x/5 = 200/5 ... dividing both sides by 5 x = 40

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok! Can i make a new question and tag you in it?
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