Enter the total drop in distance (ft) and the total length of the land (ft) into the Land Slope Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Land Slope. 

Land Slope Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Land Slope. 

LS = D / L * 100

  • Where LS is the Land Slope (%)
  • D is the total drop in distance (ft) 
  • L is the total length of the land (ft) 

How to Calculate Land Slope?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Land Slope.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total drop in distance (ft). 
    • The total drop in distance (ft) is given as: 5.
  2. Next, determine the total length of the land (ft). 
    • The total length of the land (ft) is provided as: 75.
  3. Finally, calculate the Land Slope using the equation above: 

LS = D / L * 100

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

LS = 5 / 75 * 100 = 6.66 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total drop in distance (ft) = 8

total length of the land (ft) = 100

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

LS = D / L * 100 = ?