# Math Help - Inverse Variation

1. ## Inverse Variation

For a rectangular garden with a fixed area, the length of the garden varies inversely with the width. Which equation represents this situation for an area of 36 square units?

2. Originally Posted by magentarita
For a rectangular garden with a fixed area, the length of the garden varies inversely with the width. Which equation represents this situation for an area of 36 square units?

$L=\frac{k}{W}$ means the Length varies inversely with the Width and k is called the constant of proportionality.

If $LW=k$, then $LW=36.$ with 36 being your constant of proportionality.

3. ## ok.............

Originally Posted by masters
$L=\frac{k}{W}$ means the Length varies inversely with the Width and k is called the constant of proportionality.

If $LW=k$, then $LW=36.$ with 36 being your constant of proportionality.
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