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## ACTIVITY # 3: Problems involving Direct Variation

1.) A local government organization launches a recycling campaign of waste materials to schools in order
to raise students’ awareness of environmental protection and the effects of climate change. Every
kilogram of waste materials earns points that can be exchanged for school supplies and grocery items.
Paper, which is the number one waste collected, earns 5 points for every kilo.

The table below shows the points earned by a Grade 9 class for every number of kilograms of waste paper
collected.

Number of
1 2 3 4 5 6
kilograms (n)
Points (P) 5 10 15 20 25 30

Questions:
1. What happens to the number of points when the number of kilograms of paper is doubled? tripled?

## 3. What is the constant of variation?

4. Write a mathematical equation that will relate the two quantities involved.

5. How many kilograms of paper will the Grade 8 class have to gather in order to raise 500 points?
Using his bicycle, Jericho travels a distance of 10 kilometers per hour on a steep road. The table shows the
distance he has travelled at a particular length of time.

Time (hr) 1 2 3 4 5
Distance (km) 10 20 30 40 50

## 3. What is the constant of variation?

4. Write a mathematical statement that will relate the two quantities involved.

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5. Using this pattern, how many kilometers would he have travelled in 8 2 hours?