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  • one year ago

medal and fan to whoever can answer: y varies inversely with x. Find the constant of the inverse variation equation if x = 3.2 when y = 16. Write your answer as an integer or decimal number.

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  1. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    Any ideas?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thats the thing... i have no idea how to do this. I tried, but i just dont understand the concept

  3. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    Ok, the first thing to look for are the words you don't understand. What does the word "inversely" mean in the phrase "y varies inversely with x"?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    opposite, right?

  5. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    In this context it means y = k/x.

  6. anonymous
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    okay, but what does k stand for?

  7. skullpatrol
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    Where the k is the constant of the inverse variation equation.

  8. anonymous
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    okay, so then what?

  9. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    Look for what the question is asking for...

  10. skullpatrol
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    y varies inversely with x. Find the constant of the inverse variation equation if x = 3.2 when y = 16.

  11. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    We know the equation has the form y = k/x and we are given: "if x = 3.2 when y =16" Do you have enough info to calculate k?

  12. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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  13. skullpatrol
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  14. skullpatrol
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  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thank you, you really helped :)

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i completely get it now

  17. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    Thanks for trying to learn something new :-)

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