# Math Help - Increasing function

1. ## Increasing function

If k is positive and increasing, for what value of q is the rate of change of k^3 12 times that of k?

I am a bit confused by the wording of this question. Can someone clarify it for me?

2. Originally Posted by chukie
If k is positive and increasing, for what value of q is the rate of change of k^3 12 times that of k?

I am a bit confused by the wording of this question. Can someone clarify it for me?
What's q meant to be? Is this part of a larger question? What you've posted makes no sense to me.

3. Originally Posted by chukie
q is meant to be a number. [snip]
I do realise that.

Let me re-phrase the obvious:

Since the relationship between q and k is not given, the posted question makes no sense.