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What's an 8% grade of a ramp?

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


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


2. Homework 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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