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 Question 177137: Please help me with this question. 1. Gas laws. The volume of a gas is inversely proportional to the pressure on the gas.If the volume is 6 cubic centimeters when the pressure on the gas is 8 kilograms per square centimeter, then what is the volume when the pressure is 12 kilograms per square centimeter? Found 2 solutions by stanbon, Earlsdon:Answer by stanbon(57290)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Gas laws. The volume of a gas is inversely proportional to the pressure on the gas. v = k/p ------------------ If the volume is 6 cubic centimeters when the pressure on the gas is 8 kilograms per square centimeter, Solve for "k": 6 = k/8 k = 48 Therefore equation: v = 48/p --------------------------------------- then what is the volume when the pressure is 12 kilograms per square centimeter? v = 48/12 v = 4 cubic centimeters ============================== Cheers, San H. Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Write the equation of variation: where: P = pressure, V = volume, and k is the constant of variation. Substitute the given V = 6 and P = 8 to find the value of k. so... Now the equation of variation is: Now substitute P = 12 to find the new volume (V). Cubic centimeters