## Algebra 1

$y = \frac{32}{x}$ or $xy = 32$
Our equation for an inverse variation is $y = \frac{k}{x}$ or $xy = k$. We will use the second form of the equation to solve for k. From our ordered pair, $(-8, -4)$ we know that $x = -8$ and $y = -4$. $-8\times-4 = k$ $32 = k$ $k = 32$ Therefore, our equation for the inverse variation is $y = \frac{32}{x}$ or $xy = 32$