# Is y = x/3 an inverse or direct variation?

Given $y = \frac{x}{3}$ or, equivalently $y = \left(\frac{1}{3}\right) x$
increasing $x$ by a factor of any value, "k", will cause $y$ to increase by that same factor.
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$y = \frac{x}{3}$ is a direct variation.