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3 items are filed under this topic.    Page1/1            If 4 cooks can bake 8 pies in 6 hours????? 2013-03-18 From Kenneth:Hello: I want to determine which quantities are directly and inversely proportional in order to determine the answer for the following:. If 4 cooks can bake 8 pies in 6 hours, 2 cooks can bake how many pies in 4 hours? Answer: 2 2/3 pies Can someone fully explain what I need to know in order to determine what is directly and inversely proportional in the example above? I thank you for your reply.Answered by Robert Dawson.     The length is inversely proportional to the width 2012-03-18 From David:For a given set of rectangles, the length is inversely proportional to the width. In one of these rectangles, the length is12 and the width is 6. For this set of rectangles, calculate the width of a rectangle whose length is 9Answered by Penny Nom.     If x ix directly proportional to y then ... 2012-02-19 From Crystal:I understand that we say x and y are proportional, then y = kx. Generally when we say x is proportional to y, we think that when x increases y increases. Now I am questioning whether that is actually true. If k is negative, then when x increases, y DECREASES. My question is does this mean this statement is incorrect: If x is proportional to y, when x increases, y increases proportionally. Is it more correct to say: If x is proportional to y, when x increases, y either increases proportionally or decreases proportionally. Along the same line of reasoning, when x is inversely proportional to y, we think that when x increases y decreases, but that is true only if k is positive. Is that correct?Answered by Harley Weston.      Page1/1    Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.    about math central :: site map :: links :: notre site français