## Introduction to Modeling Using Variation

### LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

• Solve direct variation problems.
• Solve inverse variation problems.
• Solve problems involving joint variation.

A used-car company has just offered their best candidate, Nicole, a position in sales. The position offers 16% commission on her sales. Her earnings depend on the amount of her sales. For instance, if she sells a vehicle for $4,600, she will earn$736. She wants to evaluate the offer, but she is not sure how. In this section, we will look at relationships, such as this one, between earnings, sales, and commission rate.