College Algebra 2
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The number of kilograms of water in the human body varies dirctly as the mass of the body. An 84-kg person contains 64-kg of water. How many kg of water is in a 63-kg person?
water = k(mass) , where k is a constant
given water = 64 kg when mass = 84 kg
64 = k(84)
k = 64/84 = 16/21
water = (16/21)(mass)
when mass = 63
water = (16/21)(63) = 48 kg
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