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Nothing beats the thrill of a giant water slide! Next time you are at a water park, think about math. The water slide is exciting because there is a big vertical drop in a small horizontal distance. In math, that is expressed as a ratio <a onClick="'/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=jpg::::/sites/dl/free/0078740460/589459/About_cover_Course2.jpg','popWin', 'width=NaN,height=NaN,resizable,scrollbars');" href="#"><img valign="absmiddle" height="16" width="16" border="0" src="/olcweb/styles/shared/linkicons/image.gif"> (1.0K)</a> which is called slope. You'll learn more about slope in Chapter 6.

Cover image photographed on location courtesy Busch Gardens/Adventure Island, Tampa, Florida. Credit Richard Hutchings.

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