The conversion of square feet to square yards can be represented by direct variation. Three square yards are equivalent to 27 square feet. Let y represent the number of square yards and x the number of square feet. Then y varies directly with x. What is the constant of variation? What is the equation representing the direct variation?

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Answer:The constant of variation is 1/9The equation representing the direct variation is y/x= 1/9Step-by-step explanation:In direct variation, y/x=k denotes the equation, with k being the constant of variation. Here, y is the number of square yards and x is the number of square feet. Therefore, as we know that 27 square feet = 3 square yards, we can write one point (x₁, y₁) as (27 square feet, 3 square yards). Plugging x₁ and y₁ into our equation, we gety/x = k3 / 27 = k(3/27) / (3/3) = 1/9* = kTherefore, the constant of variation is 1/9Next, as stated previously, y/x = k represents the equation of direct variation. Therefore, y / x = 1/9 as our equation* because 3 is a factor of both 3 and 27, we can divide both the numerator and denominator by 3 to keep the fraction the same but also simplify it. One way to find the greatest common factor is to list the factors of each number and see the highest number that is a factor of both