Question from Lacey, a student:

My algebra 2 class is researching graphing and also slope and also we would like to know just how we usage graphing and also slope in day-to-day life. For this reason if you can get back to me through some real people examples i would really evaluate it. Thanks for her help!

Hi Lacey,

Slope is a measure up of steepness. Some real life instances of slope include:

in building roads one must figure out just how steep the roadway will be skiers/snowboarders need to take into consideration the slopes that hills in stimulate to referee the dangers, speeds, etc when building wheelchair ramps, steep is a significant consideration when structure stairs, one must consider the slope of them therefore they room not as well steep come walk top top in art, slopes the the lines drawn must be considered to decide what would be the most aesthetically pleasing to the eyeSara

Hi Lacey,

I have a couple more examples.

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Penny

Hi Lacey. Here"s one. Let"s speak you have some measures in former of your building and you have to install a wheelchair ramp. The height above level ground of the stairs is 1.5 meters.

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The maximum slope the someone in a wheelchair have the right to comfortably rise is 1:12 (1/12). You have the right to use graphing and also slope come determine how long her wheelchair ramp needs to be in order to be within the building code.

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