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# If x and y vary directly, and x = 12 when y = 3, what will be the value of x when y = 9?

**Solution:**

Given: x = 12, y = 3

Since, x is directly proportional to y we have,

x ∝ y

⇒ y = kx ------> (1)

where k = constant of proportionality

⇒3 = k × 12

Substitute the values of x and y in equation(1) we get,

k = 3/12 = 1/4

Now let's find the value of x when y = 9

Again substitute the values in equation (1)

y = kx

9 = 1/4 × x

x = 36

Thus x = 36 and when y = 9

## If x and y vary directly, and x = 12 when y = 3, what will be the value of x when y = 9?

**Summary:**

The value of x when y = 9 is 36.

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