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a fish with a mass of 4kg causes a fishing pole to bend 10cm. if the amount of bending (b) varies directly as the mass (m), how much will the pole bend for a 7 kg of fish

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  1. bend = k mass
    given:
    10 cm = k 4 kg
    k = 10/4 cm/kg or (5/2) cm/kg

    if mass = 7kg
    bend = (5/2)(7) = 17.5 cm

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