# If m varies directly as p, and m=5 when p=7, what is the constant of variation?

If m varies directly as p, and m=5 when p=7, what is the constant of variation?

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1. Expert says:

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2. jhick285 says:

the constant of variation,  k= 5/7

Step-by-step explanation:

if m varies directly as p, and m=5 when p=7, what is the constant of variation

m varies directly as p, so equation becomes

m = kp , where k is the constant of proportionality

m=5 when p=7, we need to find out k

Plug in the given values and find out k

m=k * p

5= k * 7

Divide by 7 on both sides

so k= 5/7

3. Expert says: