The Basics of Inverse Proportion

In the previous post, we have discussed the basics of direct proportions. Recall that when two quantities x and y change and if x changes n times, then y changes n times, then we can say that y is directly proportional to x. In this post, we are going to learn about inverse proportions.

Problem

A rectangle has area 24 square units. Find the possible areas if the length and width are both whole numbers.

Solution and Discussion

The table shows the pairs of length and width that has area of 24 square units.  » Read more

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