Direct variation means we set up an equation:

h(x) = kx where k is the constant of variation.

For h(x) = 44 when x = 2, we have:

2k = 44

Type this equation into our search engine, we get:

k = 22

The question asks for h(x) when x = 1.5. So we set up our variation equation, knowing that k = 22.

kx = h(x)

With k = 22 and x = 1.5, we get:

22(1.5) = h(x)

h(x) =

**33**