What's an 8% grade of a ramp?

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Homework Statement


An automobile driver traveling down an 8% grade slams on his breaks and skids 26 m until hitting a car...


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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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Homework Statement


An automobile driver traveling down an 8% grade slams on his breaks and skids 26 m until hitting a car...


Homework Equations


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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