Multiplicative Relationship

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of a multiplicative relationship:

  • It is a relationship where two quantities can be expressed as multiples of each other.

  • It can be generalized as y = ax, where y and x are multiples of each other and a reflects the scalar that is equivalent to the ratio of y to x.


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overlapping figures

This table shows an additive relationship between x and y, represented with
y = x + 4.

TEKS: 5(4)(C), 5(4)(D), 6(4)(A), 6(6)(C), 7(4)(C), 8(5)(A), 8(5)(E), 8(5)(F)