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Direct Variation

  • A direct variation is given by an equation of the form y = kx, where k is a nonzero constant, called the constant of variation.

  • The graph of a direct variation is a straight line with slope k and passing through the origin.

  • You can solve problems involving direct variation when you are given values satisfied by the direct variation and asked to find a missing value. First, use the given values to find k. Then use k to find the unknown value.

Direct Variation

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Definitions 0:13
    • Direct Variation
    • Constant of Variation
  • Graph 1:02
    • Example: Positive and Negative k
  • Applications 1:49
  • Lecture Example 1 2:16
  • Lecture Example 2 4:39
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4