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  • one year ago

xy = –16. What is the constant of variation for this relationship? A.-6 B.-1.6 C.1/4 D.-0.16

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    and i will give medal to the best answer and explanation

  2. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    General form of inverse variation equations x*y = k k is the constant of variation

  3. jim_thompson5910
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    x*y = k can be rewritten into \(\LARGE y = \frac{k}{x}\) after solving for x

  4. anonymous
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    ok i got it written down what next?

  5. anonymous
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    can you give me the answer so i can check my work? then i will give you a medal.

  6. anonymous
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    jim_thomsan?

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    the answer is practically given to you compare x*y = k to the equation you have x*y = -16 you'll see what the value of k must be

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so -16 is the answer

  9. anonymous
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    no not that

  10. anonymous
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    -6

  11. anonymous
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    jim?

  12. anonymous
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    jim_thopson 5910?

  13. jim_thompson5910
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    yeah k = -16

  14. jim_thompson5910
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    so -16 is the constant of variation

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