# Precalculus Examples

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Step 1
When three variable quantities have a constant ratio, their relationship is called a direct variation. It is said that one variable varies directly as the other two vary. The formula for direct variation is , where is the constant of variation.
Step 2
Solve the equation for , the constant of variation.
Step 3
Replace the variables , , and with the actual values.
Step 4
Raise to the power of .
Step 5
Multiply by .
Step 6
Divide by .
Step 7
Write the equation of variation such that , replacing with the .