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fff Does the equation x = 5y model direct variation, inverse variation, or neither?
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fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely and y = 3 when x = 18.6.
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fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely and y = 12 when x = 8.
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fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely, such that y = 227 when x = 7.
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fff Charlie used the relation v = ir to calculate the resistance, r of a copper wire, where i is the current and v, the constant potential. Find the relationship between the current in the wire and the resistance of the wire. fff View Solution
fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely and y = 5 when x = 3. fff View Solution
fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely and y = 9 when x = 1.
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fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely, assuming y = 10 when x = 14.
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fff Which variation does the equation xy = 4, model? fff View Solution
fff Which variation does the equation y = 4x2 - 7 model?
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fff According to Hooke's Law, the force needed to stretch a spring is proportional to the length to which the spring is stretched. If 40 pounds stretches a spring to 3 inches, then how much will the spring be stretched by a force of 96 pounds? fff View Solution
fff If y varies inversely with x and y = 0.5 when x = 2.5, then find the value of y when x = 5. fff View Solution
fff The number of hours h that it takes m men to cut x trees varies directly as the number of trees and inversely as the number of men. If 3 men cut 6 trees in 3 hours, then how many men are needed to cut 12 trees in 3 hours?
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fff The current in an electrical conductor varies inversely as the resistance of the conductor. What is the current when the resistance is 47 ohms, if the current is 7 amperes when the resistance is 235 ohms? fff View Solution
fff m varies inversely as the square of p. If m is 36 when p is 4, then find m when p is 6.
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fff A machine makes 186 copies in 9 hours. How many copies can it make in 78 hours, if number of hours and the number of copies vary directly? fff View Solution
fff Jimmy drives a distance of 280 km at a speed of 70 km/hr. With what speed should he drive so that he covers twice the distance in the same time? fff View Solution
fff Write an equation that relates x and y directly, when x = 5, y = 20. fff View Solution
fff 6 people can do a job in 10 hours. How long will it take 9 people to do the same job? fff View Solution
fff A certain project can be completed by 6 workers in 27 days. In order to complete the project sooner, the company plans to hire additional workers. How many workers are needed to complete the project in 18 days?
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fff The volume of a gas varies inversely with the pressure of the gas on its container. If a pressure of 25 pounds per square inch corresponds to a volume of 68 cubic inches, What pressure is needed to correspond to a volume of 80 cubic inches? fff View Solution
fff An oil drilling company pumps 54 gallons of oil per minute into tankers. Find the time taken to pump 1836 gallons of oil into the tankers, if number of gallons of oil pumped is directly proportional to the time taken for pumping.
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fff The volume of a gas varies inversely with the pressure of the gas on its container. If a pressure of 38 kg per square meter corresponds to a volume of 280 cubic meters, What is the volume under a pressure of 56 kg per square meter? fff View Solution
fff A pump empties a swimming pool in 40 minutes at the rate of 1400 L/min. If the rate of pumping is 2000 L/min, how long does it take to empty the swimming pool? fff View Solution
fff Mr.Sunny, a salesman gets a commission of $2 on every $200 of the sales he makes. Write a direct variation model that relates his commission to his sales.
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fff Find an equation that relates x and y directly, if x = 5 when y = - 25. fff View Solution
fff The age of Matt (y) is 4 times the age of Rebecca (x). Find a direct variation model that relates the ages of Matt and Rebecca. fff View Solution
fff Does the equation x = 6y model direct variation, inverse variation, or neither?
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fff Does the graph model direct variation, inverse variation, or neither? fff View Solution
fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely and y = 6 when x = 4.
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fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely, such that y = 3110 when x = 10.
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fff If L is a constant, then what type of variation does v = LT represent?
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fff Paul used the relation v = ir to calculate the resistance, r of a copper wire, where i is the current and v, the constant potential. Find the relationship between the current in the wire and the resistance of the wire. fff View Solution
fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely and y = 5 when x = 4. fff View Solution
fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely and y = 6 when x = 3.
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fff Which variation does the equation xy = 7, model? fff View Solution
fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely and y = 2 when x = 17.6.
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fff Find an equation that relates x and y inversely, assuming y = 11 when x = 13.
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fff Which variation does the equation y = 4x2 - 11 model?
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fff Which variation does the graph model? fff View Solution
fff If R and T are constants, then what type of variation does PV = RT represent?
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fff According to Hooke's Law, the force needed to stretch a spring is proportional to the length to which the spring is stretched. If 46 pounds stretches a spring to 5 inches, then how much will the spring be stretched by a force of 62 pounds? fff View Solution
fff If y varies inversely with x and y = 0.2 when x = 3.5, then find the value of y when x = 2. fff View Solution
fff The number of hours h that it takes m men to cut x trees varies directly as the number of trees and inversely as the number of men. If 5 men cut 10 trees in 5 hours, then how many men are needed to cut 40 trees in 5 hours?
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fff The current in an electrical conductor varies inversely as the resistance of the conductor. What is the current when the resistance is 49 ohms, if the current is 6 amperes when the resistance is 196 ohms? fff View Solution
fff m varies inversely as the square of p. If m is 16 when p is 3, then find m when p is 4.
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fff A machine makes 365 copies in 25 hours. How many copies can it make in 95 hours, if number of hours and the number of copies vary directly? fff View Solution
fff George drives a distance of 80 km at a speed of 40 km/hr. With what speed should he drive so that he covers twice the distance in the same time? fff View Solution
fff Write an equation that relates x and y directly, when x = 6, y = 30. fff View Solution
fff Mr.Arthur, a salesman gets a commission of $2 on every $200 of the sales he makes. Write a direct variation model that relates his commission to his sales.
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fff An oil drilling company pumps 94 gallons of oil per minute into tankers. Find the time taken to pump 4136 gallons of oil into the tankers, if number of gallons of oil pumped is directly proportional to the time taken for pumping.
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fff Find an equation that relates x and y directly, if x = 2 when y = - 10. fff View Solution
fff The age of Sunny (y) is 4 times the age of Paula (x). Find a direct variation model that relates the ages of Sunny and Paula. fff View Solution
fff "The graph of a direct variation model is a line that always passes through the origin". State whether the above statement is true or false.
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fff The cost of producing pencils varies directly with the number of pencils produced. If the cost of producing 9,000 pencils is $630, then what will be the cost of production for 14,000 pencils? fff View Solution