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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).