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anonymous
 4 years ago
If y varies inversely as x, find the constant of variation if y = 14 when x = 8.
A. 112
B. 2
C. 7/4
D. 7
anonymous
 4 years ago
If y varies inversely as x, find the constant of variation if y = 14 when x = 8. A. 112 B. 2 C. 7/4 D. 7

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Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Plug in the given y and x values and find k which is the constant of variation.

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Did you see the equation I wrote?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes I did so it would be 14=k/8

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Now solve that for k by multiplying both sides by 8

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[14(8)=\frac{k}{8}(8)\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ohh, I see! Thanks for taking the time to explain that!

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That's why you multiply both sides by 8...so that the 8"s on the right will cancel.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I see, Thanks so much!
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