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A patient who recently had a total hip replacement lives in a one story house with his wife and two dogs. He is now required to use a wheelchair for mobility. What is the recommended ramp length needed in order for this patient to get in and out of his house if there is a 2″ vertical rise?
A. 12
B. 16
C. 24
D. 36

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Answer C) ADA recommends a 1:12 slope, which means that every 1” of vertical rise requires at least 1’ (12”) of ramp length (5 degrees of incline). Example: A 24” rise requires a minimum ramp length of 24’ (288”) (24 divided by 1).

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