# What is meant by the phrase constant of proportion?

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When two variables are in proportion, it means that if one gets bigger so does the other, and if one gets smaller so does the other.

For example, if an apple costs

But in the first case, the money you pay will be twice the number of apples you've bought, while in the second case the money you spend will be ten times the number of tickets.

So, as long as the behaviour is the same (the more items, the more money spent), you can see that the price of tickets grows much faster than the one of the apples. This is the constant of proportion.

If we call the money spent