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Find the variation constaant and an equation of variation where Y varies directly as X and Y = 72 hen X = 8

The variation constant is K = ?
The equation of variation is Y = ?

I think that K = 9 but not sure
I don't have a clue about the rest.

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"Y varies directly as X" ----> y = kx

but we are given x=8, y = 72
72 = k(8)
k = 9, so

y = 9x

all done!

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Thank you, I thought I was on the right track but wasn't sure.

• algebra -

solution:

y=kx
72=k(8)
72/8=k
9=k

so 9 is our constant...

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