## Joint Variation Practice 1 - Visualizing Algebra

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The package would cost \$56.25. Great work if you found that price. This price
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also makes sense, since our package weighs more and it's longer in length. So it
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should definitely cost more than \$20 to ship. We want to start by setting up a
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proportion that has direct variation. The cost varies directly with the length.
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And the cost varies directly with the weight. The next thing that we want to do
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is make a list of the things we know. We know the first cost was \$20.00, the
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length was four feet, and it measured 10 pounds. Next we fill in the proportion
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with the remaining pieces. The second cost, the second length, and the second
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weight of the package. We make a list of those amounts as well. We're looking
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for the cost of our package, so that's going to be x. The length of that package
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is seven and a half feet. And the weight of that package is 15 pounds. Now we're
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ready to fill in our proportion. Plugging in these amounts into our proportion,
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we get this equation. I'm going to clean up the right hand side of my equation
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first. Four times ten is 40. And 7.5 times 15 is 112.5. So I've written this
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cleaned up part over here. Next we cross multiply to get 2,250 equals 40x and
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finally we divide both sides by 40 to get our final answer.
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Joint Variation Practice 1 - Visualizing Algebra
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MA006 - Visualizing Algebra
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