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Algebra 2

Variation Worksheet

1) Work through example 2 on page 80. Write out the solutions for each step.
2) The following table represents the relationship between friends and anger.
Anger 1 2 4 5 8
Friends 8 4 2 1.6 1
a) What type of relationship is modeled by this data?
b) Find the value of K.
c) Write the equation represented by the table.
d) Find how many friends a person has if they have an anger of 15.
e) Sketch the shape of the graph of this equation. What is the shape?
f) Write the equation for any asymptotes.

3) For the graph below, y is the independent variable and x is the dependent variable.
14

12

10

8

6

4

2

15 10 5 5 10 15

2

a) What type of relationship is this?
b) What is the domain of the function?
c) What is the range?
d) What would happen to the graph if the value of k increased?

4) The money, M, a girl spends is directly proportional to the square of the amount of miles she
drives, d.
a) Write an equation to represent this relationship.
b) If d= 8 miles, and M= $40, what is constant of variation?
c) Use the fundamental theorem of variation to find M when k=32.