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7.9 Direct Variation or Direct Proportion

Directions: Answer the following questions. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
Q 1: The amount of heat (H) produced in human body by burning of proteins is directly proportional to the amount of proteins (A) burnt. If burning of 1 gram of proteins produces 32 calories of heat, how much proteins should be burnt to produce 52 calories?
15 grams
20 grams
13 grams

Q 2: The weight E of a man on earth's surface is directly proportional to his weight M on mars. The constant of proportionality is 3, if a man weights 126 kg on earth, how much will he weigh on mars?
42 kgs
40 kgs
45 kgs

Q 3: A motor bike travels 225 km with 5 liters of gas. How many liters of gas are needed to travel 135 km?
3 liters
4 liters
3.5 liters

Q 4: One evening the length of the shadow of a building's pillar of height 28 m is 42 m. What will be the length of the shadow of the building's tower of height 36 m at that time?
50 m
54 m
45 m

Q 5: A family spends 120 dollars per month for vegetables when the cost of vegetables is 5 dollars per kg. How much amount must the family spend per month, if the cost of vegetables goes up to 5.75 dollars per kg?
140 dollars
138 dollars
130 dollars

Q 6: The pressure P exerted at any point on the base of a tank filled with liquid varies directly as the depth D of the liquid. The pressure exerted by the liquid 25 cms deep on the base of the tank is 10 g/sq. cm. What will be the pressure when the depth is
20 g/sq. cm
16 g/sq. cm
18 g/sq. cm

Q 7: The expenditure per month for 15 students in a dormitory is $2,250. If 10 more students joined, what will be the monthly expenditure now?

Q 8: The numbers p and q are directly proportional and p=7.5 when q=15. Find p when q=38; and find q when p=13.
19 and 26 respectively
15 and 29 respectively
26 and 19 respectively

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