# How do you write an inverse variation equation given y=-1 when x=-12?

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Dec 23, 2016

#### Explanation:

If

Given that

Dec 23, 2016

#### Explanation:

In an inverse variation - or inverse proportion, as one quantity increases the other decreases.

This can be written as:

Variations (proportions) are linked by a constant (k)

We can write a variation as an equation by using the constant.

The equation is therefore:

This is the equation for a hyperbola which is the graph of inverse proportion.