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# What does inversely and directly proportional mean?

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2008-11-24 19:27:26

Inversely proportional means that one variable goes up while the other goes down. Directly proportional means that both variables increase or decrease at the same time. ex: The volume of a gas at constant pressure is inversely proportional to gas pressure, thus this means that as pressure increases, the volume of the gas will decrease. ex: The volume of a fixed amount of gas is directly proportional to absolute pressure, thus this means that when you heat a gas the volume also increases.

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2008-11-24 19:27:26
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