# Direct and Inverse Proportion

## A self-marking exercise in solving direct and inverse variation problems.

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This is level 1; Direct proportion. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct.

 1. If $$a$$ varies directly with $$b$$ and $$a=36$$ when $$b=6$$       find $$a$$ when $$b=8$$ and find $$b$$ when $$a=72$$ 2. If $$c$$ varies directly with $$d$$ and $$c=32$$ when $$d=4$$       find $$c$$ when $$d=6$$ and find $$d$$ when $$c=64$$ 3. If $$e$$ varies directly with $$f$$ and $$e=30$$ when $$f=3$$       find $$e$$ when $$f=7$$ and find $$f$$ when $$e=130$$ 4. If $$g$$ varies directly with $$h$$ and $$g=22.4$$ when $$h=8$$       find $$g$$ when $$h=11$$ and find $$h$$ when $$g=33.6$$ 5. The distance travelled by a train is directly proportional to the time taken.If the train can travel 539 kilometers in 7 hours find how many kilometers it can travel in 9 hours. 6. The cost of a drain pipe is directly proportional to its length.A pipe costing £15.17 is 37 centimetres long. How many centimetres long would a drain pipe costing £20.91 be? 7. If the pressure of the water on a diver at any point below the surface of the sea varies as the depth of the diver below the surface. If the pressure is 15 psi at a depth of 10 metres, calculate the pressure (in psi) at a depth of 18 metres. 8. Click or tap on the graph which could represent direct proportion. A B C D E
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This is Direct and Inverse Proportion level 1. You can also try:
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Level 1 - Direct proportion

Level 2 - Inverse proportion

Level 3 - Mixed non-linear questions

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## Direct and Inverse Proportion

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