The gallons of a water used to take a shower vary directly with the number of minutes in the shower. If an #8# minute shower uses #48# gallons of water, find the constant of variation?

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Mar 29, 2018

Answer:

To find the constant of variation, we divide #48/8=6#.

That is, each minute in the shower uses #6# gallons of water.

Explanation:

If we include the units, we get:

#(48 "gallons")/(8"minutes") = 6# gallons/minute