Enter the rise of the slope (in) and the run of the slope (in) into the Slope Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Slope Distance.

## Slope Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Slope Distance.

SD = SQRT (Ri^2+Ru^2)
• Where SD is the Slope Distance (in)
• Ri is the rise of the slope (in)
• Ru is the run of the slope (in)

## How to Calculate Slope Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Slope Distance.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the rise of the slope (in).
• The rise of the slope (in) is given as:  5.
2. Next, determine the run of the slope (in).
• The run of the slope (in) is provided as: 7.
3. Finally, calculate the Slope Distance using the equation above:

SD = SQRT (Ri^2+Ru^2)

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

SD = SQRT (5^2+7^2) = 8.6023 (in)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

rise of the slope (in) = 8

run of the slope (in) = 4

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

SD = SQRT (Ri^2+Ru^2) = ?