Math Word Problems - GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE Preparation 7.10 Inverse Variation or Inverse Proportion

Inverse Variation or Indirect Variation Directions: Answer the following questions. Also write at least ten examples of your own.

Q 1: 24 people can construct a house in 15 days. But the owner would like to finish the work in 12 days. How many more workers should he employ? 7 8 6

Q 2: The groceries in a home of 4 members are enough for 30 days. If a guest comes and stays with them, how many days will the groceries last? 24 days 26 days 28 days

Q 3: At the rate of 28 lines per page, a book has 300 pages. If the book has to contain only 280 pages, how many lines should a page contain? 29 lines 30 lines 32 lines

Q 4: If y varies inversely as x; and x=6 when y=-3, find y when x=-9. 3 6 2

Q 5: In an army camp, there is food for 8 weeks for 1200 people. After 3 weeks, 300 more soldiers joined the camp. For how many more weeks will the food last? another 4 weeks another 5 weeks another 3 weeks

Q 6: A farmer has enough grain to feed 50 cattle for 10 days. He sells 10 cattle. For how many days will the grain last now? 50 days 55 days 40 days

Q 7: The number 'r' varies inversely as 's' and the constant of variation is 20. Find s when r=5; and find r when s=-2. 5 and -10 respectively -10 and 5 respectively -10 and 4 respectively 4 and -10 respectively

Q 8: It is known that current (A) in an electric circuit is inversely proportional to the resistance (R) in the circuit. When the resistance is 3 ohms, the current is 2 amperes. Find the resistance if the current is 5 amperes; and find the current when the r 1 ohms and 1 amperes respectively 1.2 ohms and 1.2 amperes respectively 2 ohms and 1 amperes respectively

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