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# Algebra 1 Inverse Variation

## Direct And Inverse Variation Answers

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Overview Direct and inverse variation refer to relationships between variables, so that when one variable changes the other variable changes by a specified amount. Both direct and inverse variation can be applied in many different ways. Figure 1: Definitions of direct and inverse variation.

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Inverse variation means that as one variable increases, the other variable decreases. In equations of inverse variation, the product of the two variables is a constant. Suppose when x equals 3, y equals 20; when x equals 6, y equals 10; and when x equals 12, y equals 5.