10% incline on a treadmill for 3 miles is how many vertical feet?

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10% incline on a treadmill for 3 miles is how many vertical feet?

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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [bloomers]
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so Vertical Distance = Total Distance * Sin (x degrees)

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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [DeepDish]
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I allways thought that was 10% grade

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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [jaretj]
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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [bloomers]
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I was thinking of a 1 foot rise every 10 feet or .3 miles for 3 miles which would be 1584 feet.

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [DeepDish]
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DeepDish wrote:

Sin x degrees = vertical distance / total distance so Vertical Distance = Total Distance * Sin (x degrees)

That would be for a X degree angle not X% grade.

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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [jaretj]
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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [bloomers]
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hypotenuse = 3mi.

tan(angle) = rise/run

arctan(rise/run) = angle

sin(angle) = rise/distance traveled

rise = sin(angle) * distance traveled

rise = sin(arctan(.1)) * 3mi

rise = sin(5.71) * 3mi

rise = .09949 * 3mi

rise = 1576'

(for moderate grades, the rise is very close to the grade * distance traveled)

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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [bloomers]
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X = horizontal distance

.1X = vertical distance

(3*5280)^2 = x^2 + .1X^2

(3*5280)^2= 1.01X^2

15761.3=X

Vertical Distance = 1576 feet

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [bloomers]
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bloomers wrote:

10% incline on a treadmill for 3 miles is how many vertical feet?Did you graduate high school? College? If college, what major? Really, I'm curious.

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [BobbyShaftoe]
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BobbyShaftoe wrote:

bloomers wrote:

10% incline on a treadmill for 3 miles is how many vertical feet?Did you graduate high school? College? If college, what major? Really, I'm curious.

I don't know about the OP, but I'll hazard to guess that you didn't take any courses in tact.

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [JollyRogers]
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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [RhymeAndReason]
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RhymeAndReason wrote:

I don't know about the OP, but I'll hazard to guess that you didn't take any courses in tact.You're right I didn't but my question stands. How can a person have any education at all and not be able to calculate 10% of 3 miles? I know my daughter could do that in the 4th grade.

Bobby

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [BobbyShaftoe]
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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [bloomers]
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(10 feet) / (100 feet) = 0.10 = 10%In order to calculate the total vertical distance you traveled, all you have to do is multiply the grade by the distance run. Here's the calculation for your 3 mile run:

(3 miles) * ((5280 feet)/(1 mile)) * 0.10 = 1584 feet

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [Nailey13]
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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [BobbyShaftoe]
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BobbyShaftoe wrote:

RhymeAndReason wrote:

I don't know about the OP, but I'll hazard to guess that you didn't take any courses in tact.You're right I didn't but my question stands. How can a person have any education at all and not be able to calculate 10% of 3 miles? I know my daughter could do that in the 4th grade.

Bobby

Bobby, whether or not your daughter could figure it out, 10% of 3 miles is not the correct answer.

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [BobbyShaftoe]
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Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [pedaller]
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pedaller wrote:

Sometimes the answer is not what it seems. Couldn't it be zero? Incline changes the feel of a treadmill, but there's no net vertical involved.Well, you can take that route, but then there's no net horizontal involved either so...

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [JollyRogers]
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JollyRogers wrote:

10% of 3 miles is not the correct answer.Not exactly, but its within one half of one percent (1576 vs. 1584) and doesn't require the sin of the arcrtangent of the grade. I reckon < half a percent should be good enough for most work-out related issues.

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [JollyRogers]
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LOL - most pointless workout ever!

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [BobbyShaftoe]
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BobbyShaftoe wrote:

JollyRogers wrote:

10% of 3 miles is not the correct answer.Not exactly, but its within one half of one percent (1576 vs. 1584) and doesn't require the sin of the arcrtangent of the grade. I reckon < half a percent should be good enough for most work-out related issues.

Trig functions not required, just multiplication, division, squares and square roots - pythagorean theorem. Granted, it's not fourth grade material, but high school for sure.

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [JollyRogers]
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Where is rappstar when we need him? He is an engineer, he would know this stuff.

Re: 10% on a treadmill for 3 miles... vertical is? [BobbyShaftoe]
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BobbyShaftoe wrote:

bloomers wrote:

10% incline on a treadmill for 3 miles is how many vertical feet?Did you graduate high school? College? If college, what major? Really, I'm curious.

Don't know about the op, but I have a doctoral degree and didn't know the answer. And no, I never took many math classes. Cryptonomicon is a great book, but not every " educated" individual has a background in math like most of those characters. I'll hazard that there are a great many areas you have a limited background in that would make you look like a dipshit to those that do.

While I'm sure we all tremble in the presence of your 4th grader's mathematical prowess, it's not exactly like the op asked for the answer to 4+4.