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Manx If y and x are inversely proportional, they are related by the equation, y=k/x. (Ther 'inverse' part puts x in the denominator. For direct proportions or 'varyies directly', x would be in the numerator with k.)
Use the given situation to find k. (24 in this problem)
Then in this situation, y=24/x for whatever values of x or y anyone wants to throw at you.
If the 'given' numbers had not been so friendly, we could have still used the same process. Sometimes our brains kind of figure out the answer without telling us how they did it! That's when it's important to know mathematics, so we can slow things down to an understandable pace!