Posted by Tonja on .
Length: 2/6/8/9/10
Breaking Weight 24/16/13/11/9
Explain how your equation shows that breaking weight decreases as length increases. Is this pattern reasonable for this situation? Explain.
I used inverse variation equation and found that the equation would be y=96/x with the given data. How do I explain that and is the pattern resonable?

7/8 Math 
bobpursley,
It is reasonable, however, itis not an exact fit.
If according to you y=96/x, then xy=96
Now look at your table. I will take the products of lenght*breaking weight
48,96,104,99,90
So it is not an exact fit.