







If 4 cooks can bake 8 pies in 6 hours????? 
20130318 

Kenneth pose la question : Hello:
I want to determine which quantities are directly and inversely proportional in order to determine the answer for the following:.
If 4 cooks can bake 8 pies in 6 hours, 2 cooks can bake how many pies in 4 hours?
Answer: 2 2/3 pies
Can someone fully explain what I need to know in order to determine what is directly and inversely proportional in the example above?
I thank you for your reply. Robert Dawson lui répond. 





The length is inversely proportional to the width 
20120318 

David pose la question : For a given set of rectangles, the length is inversely proportional to the width. In one of these rectangles, the length is12 and the width is 6. For this set of rectangles, calculate the width of a rectangle whose length is 9 Penny Nom lui répond. 





If x ix directly proportional to y then ... 
20120219 

Crystal pose la question : I understand that we say x and y are proportional, then y = kx.
Generally when we say x is proportional to y, we think that when x increases y increases.
Now I am questioning whether that is actually true.
If k is negative, then when x increases, y DECREASES.
My question is does this mean this statement is incorrect:
If x is proportional to y, when x increases, y increases proportionally.
Is it more correct to say:
If x is proportional to y, when x increases, y either increases proportionally or decreases proportionally.
Along the same line of reasoning, when x is inversely proportional to y,
we think that when x increases y decreases, but that is true only if k is positive.
Is that correct? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Direct, inverse and indirect proportionality 
20090304 

Brian pose la question : My 14 year old is confused about indirectly proportional and inversely proportional. On searching on the internet we were directed to:
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/database/QQ.09.00/ellis1.html
Here leanne starts explaining indirectly proportional and ends up describing inversely proportional. Has Leanne got it wrong ?
What is indirectly proportional.
Thanks
Brian Chris Fisher lui répond. 





y varies jointly as x and the square of z and... 
20090105 

peter pose la question : I don't really get the terms in this problem. Could you explain it: If y varies jointly as x and the square of z and inversely as the cube of w, by what factor is y increased when z is doubled and w is divided by 3 and x remains the same? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Proportionality: direct and indirect 
20010118 

Nancy Ellis pose la question : What is the difference between directly proportional and indirectly proportional? Leeanne Boehm lui répond. 

