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Question:

How do brakes work on a long, steep downgrade?

A They are a supplement to the braking effect of your engine.
Explaination

When it comes to driving down long, steep downgrades, the braking effect of your engine is what's most important, and your brakes are only a supplement to being in the proper low gear. They cannot correct your vehicle if it is in an unsafe high gear without causing too much pressure on your brakes.