# If y varies inversely as x and y is 8 when x is 3, how do you find y when x is 2?

Jul 25, 2017

$y = 12$

#### Explanation:

y prop 1/x or y = k*1/x or x*y =k ; y =8 , x=3 :. 8*3 =k  or

k=24 ; k is constant of proportionality. The variation

equation is x*y =24 ; x=2 , y =? :. 2*y =24 or y=12

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