BARS::Crossing the Continental Divide in New Mexico

US Hwy-60
Continental  Divide
Elevation 7796 Feet
  US Hwy-180
Continental  Divide
Elevation 6230 Feet
NM Hwy-53
Continental  Divide
Elevation 7882 Feet
  Route 66
Continental  Divide
Elevation 7275 Feet
NM Hwy-9
Continental  Divide
Elevation 4520 Feet
  NM Hwy-146
Continental  Divide
Elevation 4520 Feet
Exercises
  1. Record which highway is the highest.

  2. Record which highway is the lowest.

  3. Compute what percentage of the six highways are U.S. highways (versus other road types such as Interstates and State highways).

  4. Calculate the mean of the six elevations.

  5. Calculate the mode of the six elevations.

  6. Calculate the median of the six elevations.

  7. Compute the percentage increase between the highest highway and the lowest highway. [Correct answer requires correct highest and lowest values.]

RoadHacker:: Continental Divide Pictures from New Mexico


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 08 June 2005

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We crossed the Divide while driving east on US Hwy-60 on 14 March 2005. The Continental Divide is located just east of Pie Town .

We crossed the Divide while driving west on US Hwy-180 on 15 March 2005. The Continental Divide is located just west of Silver City .

We crossed the Divide while driving east on NM Hwy-53 on 01 June 2005. The Continental Divide is located east of the El Morro National Monument .

We crossed the Divide while driving west on Route 66 on 01 June 2005. The Continental Divide is located at I-40 Exit #47 between Grants and Gallup.

We crossed the Divide while driving east on NM Hwy-9 on 21 December 2005. The Continental Divide is a few miles east of the Clanton Hideout in Animas.

We crossed the Divide while driving north on NM Hwy-146 on 21 December 2005. The Continental Divide is a few miles north of Hachita.