The following quote was copied from the "Neighborhood Dish" column found in the "Dining Section" of the Tempe Republic on 6 April 2007.

"There seems to be a mathematical equation in dining: There is an inverse proportional relationship between the number of TV screens in a sports bar and the quality of the food."[wikipedia] "Two quantities are called proportional if they vary in such a way that one of the quantities is a constant multiple of the other, or equivalently if they have a constant ratio."

y = k ⋅ x, where 'k' is a constant[wikipedia] "Two variables are inversely proportional (or varying inversely) if one of the variables is directly proportional with the multiplicative inverse of the other, or equivalently if their product is a constant."

k = x ⋅ y[wikipedia] "The multiplicative inverse of a number x, denoted 1/x or x

^{-1}, is the number which, when multiplied by x, yields 1. The multiplicative inverse of x is also called the reciprocal of x."

**Creator:** Gerald D. Thurman
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**Created:** 08 April 2007

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