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Inverse Variation

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The volume of a gas is inversely proportional to its pressure.

If we have a volume of 8 cubic centimeters of a gas at a pressure of 12 Newtons per square centimeter, how many cubic centimeters of that gas will we have if we increase the pressure to 16 Newtons per square centimeter?

A

$ 6 $

B

$ 24 $

C

$ 10\cfrac { 2 }{ 3 } $

D

$ 5\cfrac { 1 }{ 3 } $

E

$ 12 $