What practical implications does this math formula Y1/X=Y2 have?

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- Jul 17th 2013, 04:58 AMJames100Practical Implications
What practical implications does this math formula Y1/X=Y2 have?

- Jul 17th 2013, 05:35 AMBobPRe: Practical Implications
Don't know. Give us a clue.

- Jul 17th 2013, 07:00 AMHallsofIvyRe: Practical Implications
I have no idea what you

**mean**by "practical implications". Certainly Y1/X= Y2 is the same as Y1= Y2X but either of those equations could be applied to many different situations. If X is constant, then Y1 and Y2 are in direct proportion. If Y2 is constant, then X and Y1 are in direct proportion. If Y1 is constant, then X and Y2 are in indirect proportion. - Jul 17th 2013, 07:46 AMJames100Re: Practical Implications
Thanks for the information HallsofIvy! Can you please give me examples in the real world where this formula could be used to help you?

BobP I don't know much about maths at all. I was just thinking and this math formula came into my head and I was wondering what practical implications could it have if any, so that is why I asked the question, "What practical implications does this math formula have"

Best regards James - Jul 17th 2013, 08:13 AMtopsquarkRe: Practical Implications
Your problem is still very vague. Perhaps you might be thinking of something along the lines of Y1 = net force = F, Y2 = acceleration = a. The we have from experimentation F = Xa, (net force is directly proportional to the acceleration)which from the data implies X = mass = m.

-Dan