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Inverse proportion problem

  1. Oct 8, 2012 #1

    if y [itex]\propto[/itex] 1/x
    would 2y [itex]\propto[/itex] 1/0.5x
    or 2y [itex]\propto[/itex] 1/2x

    thank you for any replies
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  3. Oct 8, 2012 #2


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    if y [itex]\propto[/itex] 1/x then
    y [itex]\propto[/itex] 2y [itex]\propto[/itex] 1/0.5x [itex]\propto[/itex] 1/x [itex]\propto[/itex] 1/2x
  4. Oct 8, 2012 #3


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    y ∝ 1/x means y = k/x for some constant k. For your question, it means simply change the constant.
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