# North Carolina Science Grade 8

## Chapter 8: Oceanography

### Find the Slope

 1. The width of a continental shelf is 55 km. If it increases in depth by 1500 m, what is the slope of the continental slope? A) 19.9 m/km B) 32.3 m/km C) 27.3 m/km D) 28.2 m/km 2. The width of a continental shelf is 120 km. If it increases in depth by 2000 m, what is the slope of the continental slope? A) 16.7 m/km B) 22 m/km C) 32 m/km D) 19.9 m/km 3. The width of a continental shelf is 150 km. If it increases in depth by 200 m, what is the slope of the continental slope? A) 2.2 m/km B) 1.3 m/km C) 3 m/km D) 0.8 m/km 4. The width of a continental shelf is 35 km. If it increases in depth by 120 m, what is the slope of the continental slope? A) 0.9 m/km B) 2.2 m/km C) 4.2 m/km D) 3.4 m/km 5. The width of a continental shelf is 100 km. If it increases in depth by 55 m, what is the slope of the continental slope? A) 0.6 m/km B) 1.2 m/km C) 1.9 m/km D) 0.4 m/km 6. The width of a continental shelf is 150 km. If it increases in depth by 2000 m, what is the slope of the continental slope? A) 14.8 m/km B) 15.2 m/km C) 13.3 m/km D) 16 m/km 7. If the depth of a continental slope increases by 2600 m and the slope is 60 m/km, what is the width of the slope? A) 42.2 km B) 30 km C) 45 km D) 43.3 km 8. If the depth of a continental slope increases by 300 m and the slope is 3.8 m/km, what is the width of the slope? A) 75 km B) 72 km C) 78.9 km D) 88 km 9. If the depth of a continental slope increases by 1500 m and the slope is 50 m/km, what is the width of the slope? A) 30 km B) 43 km C) 28 km D) 45 km 10. If the depth of a continental slope increases by 900 m and the slope is 32.2 m/km, what is the width of the slope? A) 27.9 km B) 42 km C) 55 km D) 28 km