Hello,

A direct variation means that if one of the variables increases then so does the other one.

An inverse variation means that if one of the variables decreases, then the other one increases.

Writing an equation will consist in writing a formula which gives a relation between the two variables.

So here, I assume you chose the variables : total price and pounds.Problem 1

You buy apples for 79 cents/pound.

The price increases when the number of pounds increases, so what type of variation will it be ?

What is the relation between the price and the number of pounds ?

The variables are : the fee each member receives and the number of members.Problem 2

Indoor soccer league fees of $279 are split among the team members.

If there are more members, will they receive more or less money ?

Try to work it out