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When air expands adiabatically (without gaining or losing heat), its pressure P and volume V are related by the equation PV^{1.4}=C where C is a constant. Suppose that at a certain instant the volume is 380 cubic centimeters and the pressure is 89 kPa and is decreasing at a rate of 10 kPa/minute. At what rate in cubic centimeters per minute is the volume increasing at this instant?

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    PV^k=C

    take the derivative
    kPv^(k-1) dV/dt+V^k dP/dt=0

    solve for dV/dt



    dV/dt= -V/Pk * dP/dt check that.

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