Inverse Proportion Definition

The volume of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to its pressure (Boyle's law).
The volume of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to its pressure (Boyle's law). Multi-bits / Getty Images

Inverse Proportion Definition: Inverse proportion is the relationship between two variables when their product is equal to a constant value.

Examples: The volume of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to the pressure of the gas (Boyle's Law)

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Inverse Proportion Definition." ThoughtCo, Jul. 12, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-inverse-proportion-605257. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, July 12). Inverse Proportion Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-inverse-proportion-605257 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Inverse Proportion Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-inverse-proportion-605257 (accessed May 23, 2018).