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 Proportionality 2009-11-03 From Nazrul:If x is proportional to y , how can I prove that (x^2-y^2) is proportional to xy. Please explain the process.Answered by Penny Nom. Proportionality 2009-06-29 From Nazrul:If x is proportional to y and y is proportional to z , how can I prove that (x^2+y^2)^3/2 is proportional to z^3Answered by Harley Weston. Direct and inverse relationships 2009-04-06 From allison:A piece of string is cut into n pieces of equal lengths L (1) does n vary directly or inversely with LAnswered by Penny Nom. Direct variation 2007-10-07 From Kimberly:If y is directly proportional to the square of x, and x=2 when y=12, then what is the value of y when x=3?Answered by Penny Nom. Direct variation 2007-05-07 From Jennifer:assume that y varies directly as x. find y when x = 54 if y =1/4 when x=3/2Answered by Stephen La Rocque. Direct and inverse Variation 2007-04-03 From liz:how do you tell if an equation varies Directly or Inversely? ex. x= 2y or xy+12=3 i know that if you have three numbers (x. y, z) that it varies jointly but how do you tell if it is Inverse or Direct? Thanks for the Help! -lizAnswered by Stephen La Rocque. What is the intensity 5m below the surface? 2007-03-31 From david:I have this question which I am supposed to set it up and solve as a differential equation. I know how to solve the diffrential equation but I am having hard time understanding this question. Here is the question: The intensity of light in the ocean decreases the deeper you dive. In fact, the rate at which the intensity decreases is proportional to the current intensity. Setup the corresponding differential equation and solve for I(Y), the intensity I as a function of current intensity Y. If the light intensity 2m below the surface is 25% of the intensity at the surface, what is the intensity 5m below the surface. Can you please explain to me what does it mean by current intensity and how do I set this equation up. Thanks for the help.Answered by Penny Nom. Direct and inverse variation 2007-03-03 From Rene:Hi I'm Rene, I'm stuck with some problems in direct and inverse variation. I know how to solve direct and inverse problems when only one variation is in a question at a time. EX: p varies inversely as the square root of q, and when p=12, q=36 find p when q=16 12*6 =p*4 72=4p 18=p But how would you solve a problem like..... If s varies directly as r and inversely as t, and s=10 when r=5 and t=3, for what value of t will s=3 when r=4 ?Answered by Penny Nom. What is the diameter of the planet? 2006-12-07 From Niall:In April 2005, scientists claimed to have captured light from an extrasolar planet orbiting a brown dwarf in the constellation Hydra some 230 light-years from Earth. The scientists believe the planet is about five times the mass of Jupiter. Assume the planet has the same density as Jupiter. What is the diameter of the planet?Answered by Stephen La Rocque. Direct variation 2006-11-05 From Johann:The perimeter of regular octagon varies directly with the length of one side of the octagonAnswered by Stephen La Rocque. Direct and Inverse variation 2006-10-27 From Vishalinee:i'm not sure how to use the words direct variation and inverse variation to describe thre relationship between: a. speed and distance b.speed and time c. distance and time. and then i need to create equations using the descriptions. i am really messed up with direct and inverse variation.Answered by Karen McIver. Direct and inverse variation 2004-10-05 From Abraham:Given that y varies inversely as x and x varies directly as z.If z is doubled then y is halved.Why is that true.Please explain.I'm having trouble understanding the different types of variationAnswered by Penny Nom. A linear function 2002-09-09 From Chad:If y = 9x - 13 does it represent a linear function? And if it does what is its slope and is it a direct variation?Answered by Peny Nom. Direct and inverse variation 2000-12-12 From Ashley:I'm stuck on this unit of direct and inverse variation..please and my problems and show me how to do each PLEASE!!! Assume that y varies directly as x If y= -4 when x = 2, find y when x= -6 Assume that y varies inversely as x If y =-4 when x=2, find y when x =-6Answered by Penny Nom.

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