The top of Stone Mountain is 1684 feet above sea level, and
the start of the walkup trail is at about 980 feet above sea level. How
many feet in elevation does a hiker climb to reach the top?
On a class field trip to downtown Atlanta, your class is
planning to climb the stairs of a certain building. The building has 68
stories, and a story on average is 10 feet high. How tall is the building?
Which climb represents a greater change in elevation, the
building or Stone Mountain?
The picnic shelter on the walkup trail is about two-thirds
of the way from the start of the walkup trail to the top. What fraction
of the distance remains when you reach the shelter?
From the picnic shelter to the top is a distance of 0.4 miles.
Using your answer in the previous question, how long is the walkup trail?
A school bus is 30 feet long. The Stone Mountain Carving
is over 150 feet long. How many school buses placed end to end would fit
on the carving?
The first sculptor began planning the Carving in 1916. The
Carving was completed in 1970. How many years did the Carving take from
start to finish?
Seven billion cubic feet of rock are above ground on Stone
Mountain. One cubic foot weighs approximately 168 pounds. How much does
the mountain weigh?
How many tons would that be?