Inverse Variation: Definition, Equation & Examples


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Which of the following accurately describes an inverse variation relationship?

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1. In the equation for an inverse relationship, xy = k, what is true about k?

2. Which one of the following pairs of variables exhibits an inverse relationship?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inverse variation has applications beyond math. These assessments will help you check your knowledge of its mathematical as well as real world applications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will cover the following:

  • Graphs with inverse variation points
  • Inverse variation relationships
  • Identification of pairs of variables that exhibit an inverse relationship

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about real world examples of inverse variation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on inverse variation
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve inverse variation practice problems

Additional Learning

The lesson, Inverse Variation: Definition, Equation & Examples, will teach you about inverse variation. Objectives covered include:

  • Define inverse variation
  • Review a graph of an inverse variation
  • Understand real life examples of inverse variation