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y varies inversely with x y = 2.5 when x = 5 What is the value of k, the constant of inverse variation? A. k = 0.5 B. k = 2 C. k = 12.5 D. k = 50
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User: y varies inversely with x y = 2.5 when x = 5 What is the value of k, the constant of inverse variation? A. k = 0.5 B. k = 2 C. k = 12.5 D. k = 50

Weegy: k=y/x k=1.5/6.4 k=0.234
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y varies inversely with x, the equation is in the form y = k/x where k is the constant.
We were given y = 2.5 when x = 5, so k = xy = 5(2.5) = 12.5
The constant of inverse variation is k = 12.5
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