Identifying the Constant of Proportionality


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Which of the following is an equation for the constant of proportionality (k)?

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1. The local dam lets 75,200 gallons pass through it over the course of 8 hours on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, the dam lets 141,000 gallons pass through it over the course of 15 hours. Find the constant of proportionality (k) that tells us how many gallons pass through the dam per hour.

2. Find the constant of proportionality (k) for this diagram by finding the ratio of circumference (C) over diameter (d).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can gauge your understanding of the constant of proportionality by completing this quiz and worksheet. Some questions will require you to find the solution to mathematics problems involving this constant.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Access this quiz to test your knowledge of:

  • Equation for the constant of proportionality
  • Diagrams and tables in relation to this constant
  • Constant of proportionality word problems

Skills Practiced

These practice questions will allow you to work on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on identifying the constant of proportionality
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding slopes of line graphs
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve constant of proportionality practice problems

Additional Learning

Further information about this mathematical subject is available in the lesson entitled Identifying the Constant of Proportionality. Some of the topics covered by this lesson include:

  • The equation for the constant of proportionality
  • An example of real-world applications
  • Tools to find this constant