Enter the vertical change in height and the horizontal distance covered into the calculator to determine the elevation percentage. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Elevation Percentage Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the elevation percentage.

EP = (V / H) * 100

Variables:

- EP is the elevation percentage (%)
- V is the vertical change in height (meters or feet)
- H is the horizontal distance covered (meters or feet)

To calculate the elevation percentage, divide the vertical change in height by the horizontal distance covered. Multiply the result by 100 to convert the ratio into a percentage. This will give you the steepness of the terrain in percentage form.

## What is an Elevation Percentage?

Elevation percentage, also known as slope percentage, is a way of expressing the change in altitude between two points in terms of percentage. It is calculated by dividing the vertical change in height by the horizontal distance covered, then multiplying by 100 to get a percentage. This measurement is commonly used in mapping, construction, and outdoor activities like hiking or cycling to understand the steepness of a terrain.

## How to Calculate Elevation Percentage?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Elevation Percentage.

- First, determine the vertical change in height (V) in meters or feet.
- Next, determine the horizontal distance covered (H) in meters or feet.
- Next, use the formula EP = (V / H) * 100 to calculate the Elevation Percentage.
- Finally, calculate the Elevation Percentage.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

vertical change in height (V) = 50 meters

horizontal distance covered (H) = 200 meters