Hello there,

I'd like very much to hear other readers ideas about what proportionality

really is, and what exactly is their idea about what a

"constant of proportionality"

really is.

For something to think about, proportionality can be depicted even without

a constant such as like this:

y : x

which would mean that x is proportional to y.

Note there is another symbol used for this too, which looks like this:

y ∞ x

except that symbol in the center there looks like that only with an

open end (couldnt find the actual symbol on the list for this board).

Another way to represent this is to use an equation like:

y=K*x

where K is a constant. Because K is a constant it makes y proportional

to x.

Your ideas/comments?

I'd like very much to hear other readers ideas about what proportionality

really is, and what exactly is their idea about what a

"constant of proportionality"

really is.

For something to think about, proportionality can be depicted even without

a constant such as like this:

y : x

which would mean that x is proportional to y.

Note there is another symbol used for this too, which looks like this:

y ∞ x

except that symbol in the center there looks like that only with an

open end (couldnt find the actual symbol on the list for this board).

Another way to represent this is to use an equation like:

y=K*x

where K is a constant. Because K is a constant it makes y proportional

to x.

Your ideas/comments?

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