The height of the ramp is 4 feet. How far does the bas of the ramp extend from the end of the truck?

## A ramp used to remove furniture from a moving truck has of 2/5?

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*A ramp used to remove furniture from a moving truck has [a slope?] of 2/5?*

*The height of the ramp is 4 feet. How far does the base of the ramp extend from the end of the truck?*

Slope, m, is the rise in the vertical direction over the run (distance) in the horizontal direction, or the change in the y-direction over the change in the x-direction.

m = (vertical rise)/(horizontal run)

The value of the slope m is given as 2/5. The value of the vertical rise is given as 4 feet.

2/5 = 4/(horizontal run)

Solve for the horizontal run (in feet).