# SOLUTION: 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, t

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 Question 148864: 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?Answer by nerdybill(6951)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!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? . Let k = constant then we would have: "vol of gas" = k/"pressure of gas" . 6 = k/8 solving for k we get: k = 48 . Now, to solve our problem: "vol of gas" = 48/12 "vol of gas" = 4 cubic centimeters