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Re: Kinda math/climbing/training type question...

Postby shaberer0511 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:51 pm

Yep, even though it is not what you would think, a 100% grade is a 45 degree slope. Here is a link to a grade/slope table.
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Postby screeman57 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:53 pm

jomagam wrote:
climbing_rob wrote: Nope, opinion or not, "100% grade" means that for every foot of horizontal, you go a foot of vertical. That's the definition of percent grade. Vertical has infinite "percent grade" (1 foot of vertical for 0 feet horizontal--> 1/0 = infinity).

I stand corrected.

I just learned something--thanks for the post!
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Postby rking007 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:13 pm

Go math! Thanks everyone. This is exactly what I was looking for. :D
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Postby MtnClimber82 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:20 pm

Aren't most of the signs warning truckers of steep grades ahead at around 6%? Which is approximately 3° slope? When you actually look at that, it seems almost flat, well it is almost flat, but I would never think of it as trouble for a heavy truck... Interesting!

I too thought 100% slope = 90° before tonight. Cool, glad I opened this one!

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Re: Kinda math/climbing/training type question...

Postby Dark Helmet » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:45 am

where's a good "dividied by zero" meme when you need it...

I'd assume the mill is undershooting 2-3% as well if you are trying to get a training equivalent, the mechanics/physiology involved make materially less-strenuous than being on the actual trail.

also, every hike I've ever felt the need to train for has included several sections where running stadium stairs was a far-more-appropriate training method... so you might mix some of that in.

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Re: Kinda math/climbing/training type question...

Postby JohnP FTC » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:19 am

"Black holes are where God divided by zero" -Steven Wright

Not a meme, but it's the best I got.
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Re: Kinda math/climbing/training type question...

Postby summitrunner » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:43 am

Cannot wait to teach this to my math students!
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Re: Kinda math/climbing/training type question...

Postby mathguy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:26 am

Wow. You guys are good! I'll go back to my nap now.


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