SOLUTION: what happens to y if y is inversely proportional to x, and x is tripled?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 102188: what happens to y if y is inversely proportional to x, and x is tripled?Answer by stanbon(60771)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!what happens to y if y is inversely proportional to x, and x is tripled? -------------- If y is inversely proportional to x, y = k/x -------------- If you triple x you get y = k/(3x) which can be written as h = (1/3)(k/x) =============== So you see, if you triple the x you get (1/3) the y. That is because y and x are inversely proportional; as one get larger, the other gets smaller. ============================ Cheers, Stan H.