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Directly proportional numbers increase or decrease in equal proportions. if a ∝ b, then a = kb, or, a/b = k where k is constant. Therefore, a1 / b1 = a2 / b2.
In inverse proportion, if one number increases, the other decreases and vice versa so that the product of the two numbers remains constant. if a ∝ 1/b, then a×b = k and therefore, a1 × b1 = a2 × b2. To express in ratios, the variables can be re-arranged as to give a1 / a2 = b2 / b1 or a1 / b2 = a2 / b1