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Find the constant of variation: word problems

Peter walked a total of 12 kilometres by making 2 trips to school. Later on, he walked 18 kilometres during 3 trips. How many kilometres does Reid walk per trip?

Create a chart.

To find the constant of variation, divide "Total distance walked (kilometres)" by "Number of trips".

The constant of variation is 6.



      The distance that a car can travel without refueling varies directly with the number of gallons of gasoline in the tank. If a car can go 36 miles on 9 gallons of gas and can go 64 miles on 16 gallons of gas, what is the constant of variation?




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