posted by Jeff .
This is about direct variation.
The area a painter can paint varies directly with the amount of time he works. One morninig, he painted 204 ft² between 8 a.m. and 12:15 PM. Write a direct variation equation to describe the area y covered in x hours.
The forumlua for direct variation is y=kx
Your data tells us that if x = 4.25, y = 204
sub into the equation
204 = 4.25kk = 204/4.25 = 48
so y = 48x