# algebra

If x is inversely proportional to y, and x=60 when y=0.5, find x when y =12

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1. x is inversely proportional to y ---> x = k/y

if x=60, then y=0.5
60 = k/.05
k = 3

so x = 3/y or xy = 3

when y = 12
12x = 3
x = 3/12 = 1/4

I did this very systematically, you can shorten it up a bit

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2. my choices are 0.4, 25, 2.5, or 360.
so, is the answer 0.4 or 25?

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