Maths / Direct and Inverse Variation / Direct Variation

QUESTION
 

275 boxes can be placed in 25 cartons. How many boxes can be placed in 16 cartons.

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Lets the number of boxes be x.

No. of boxes =     275     x

No of cartons=     25      16

It is a problem of direct variation: frac{x}{y} =k (Constant)

frac{275}{25}=frac{x}{16}

x=frac{16X275}{25}=176

176 boxes can be placed in 16 cartons.

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