What's an 8% grade of a ramp?


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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
An automobile driver travelling down an 8% grade slams on his breaks and skids 26 m until hitting a car...


2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution
I have no idea what a 8% grade is. I am guessing it is a slope, but how much?

Thanks for any help I am stumped.
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
An automobile driver travelling down an 8% grade slams on his breaks and skids 26 m until hitting a car...


2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
I have no idea what a 8% grade is. I am guessing it is a slope, but how much?

Thanks for any help I am stumped.
Yes it is a slope of 8/100


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