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# Jorge is installing a staircase so he can have access to his attic. The rise of the stairs is 8 inches and the run of each stair is 11 inches. What is the slope of the staircase, expressed as a fraction?

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Formula: Slope = rise / run

Identify the variables:

Rise = 8 in

Run = 11 in

Slope = ?

Find the slope of the wire:

Slope = rise / run

Slope = $\dfrac{8in}{11in}$

Slope = Slope = $\dfrac{8}{11}$

Answer: $\dfrac{8}{11}$

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