As I hiker I sometimes want to calculate the difficulty of a climb. I know how to use rise over run to get the percent of an incline. How do I convert that percent to degrees WITHOUT a scientific calculator? For example, yesterday I went up a trail with a 38 percent incline (1000 ft. gain over 1/2 mile).
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Originally posted by Unregistered View PostAs I hiker I sometimes want to calculate the difficulty of a climb. I know how to use rise over run to get the percent of an incline. How do I convert that percent to degrees WITHOUT a scientific calculator? For example, yesterday I went up a trail with a 38 percent incline (1000 ft. gain over 1/2 mile).
The answer is 20.8°

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It depends if you're a brilliant person which can easily give the answer directly
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