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# Do all proportionality constants have no unit?

Updated: 12/18/2022

Aimiel

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No, not all do. The proportionality constants that change the units will have units themselves.

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### What are the different proportionality constants used in physics?

There are millions of them!

### What does the constant of proportionality mean?

It's the number you have to multiply measurement in one unit by in order to get measurement in another unit. If you are trying to convert a measurement in kilometres to meters the constant of proportionality is 1000. If you are trying to convert miles to kilometres the constant of proportionality is 1.6. Converting pints to gallons? The constant of proportionality is 8.

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The constant of proportionality is the ration that relates two given values in what is known as a proportinal relationship. Other names for the constant of proportionality include the constant ratio, constant rate, unit rate, constant variation, or even the rate of change.

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If the relationship between two variables in a table is that of direct variation, then the unit rate or the constant of proportionality is determined by dividing any non-zero value of one of the variables by the corresponding value of the other variable.

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Direct proportions may be represented by a straight line through the origin, with the equation y = kx. The gradient of the line is the constant of proportionality and is a measure of the change in the "dependent" variable for a unit change in the "independent" variable. In the case of an inverse proportionality, the graph is a hyperbola with the equation y = k/x. The constant of proportionality, k, is a measure of the change in the reciprocal of the "dependent" variable for a unit change in the "independent" variable.

### How can you identify a unit rate or constant of proportionality a table?

Divide an entry for one variable in the table by the corresponding entry for the other variable.

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### What numbers are constant?

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### How can you identify a unit rate or constant of proportionality in a table In a graph In an equation?

In a table, divide a number in one column by the corresponding number in the other column. In a graph it is the gradient of the line. The equation, for the variables X and Y will be of the form Y = mX and the constant of proportionality is m.

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