The amount of candy shared by the class varies inversely with the number of students in the class. If there are 120 pieces of candy, how much would each student receive in a class of 30?
Each student will receive 4 pieces of candy.
Divide the number of pieces (pc) of candy by the number of students.
Each student receives
The amount of candy
That tells is immediately that
In this case we are sharing the candy amongst students, so the multiplier is the number of pieces of candy each student receives
Then our operating equation is
Inserting given values:
So each student receives
If there were only 20 students in the next class sharing the same candy, the same formula could be used:
So here, each student receives