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....I've been calculating this for years...but for some reason thought about it today, and am having a brain f#rt!!!!

I suspect I've been mis-calculating all this time. Math help please to calculate PERCENT slope :)

Le's say I am driving (one way up a hill), and the following stats are the result of my drive :

1- Distance traveled: 10,000 feet (per the odometer)

2- Elevation gain over that distance: 1,000 feet

Question- What's my average slope PERCENTAGE??

Would I simply take the distance traveled (10,000)

I suspect I've been mis-calculating all this time. Math help please to calculate PERCENT slope :)

Le's say I am driving (one way up a hill), and the following stats are the result of my drive :

1- Distance traveled: 10,000 feet (per the odometer)

2- Elevation gain over that distance: 1,000 feet

Question- What's my average slope PERCENTAGE??

Would I simply take the distance traveled (10,000)

__squared__PLUS the rise (1,000)__squared__......and get the RUN by taking the square root of the result....which comes to ~10,050. Thus, 1,000 rise divided by 10,050 run is 9.95% slope? Or.....is it late and I'm confusing myself?:uhh:
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