# Is #y=5/x# an inverse variation?

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Jun 5, 2015

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Let us assume values for

#color(red)(x = 1) , y = color(blue)(5)/1 = 5# #color(red)(x=5 ), y = color(blue)(5)/5 = 1# #color(red)(x=15) , y = color(blue)(5)/15 = 1/3#

It can be observed that as **decreases** and hence the variation inverse.

- If one variable increases the other decreases.
- If one decreases the other increases.