Inversely proportionate

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    What things can you think of that are inversely proportionate?

    For instance, the amount of money in your account may be inversely proportionate to the number of children you are raising.

    Or your patience level is inversely proportionate to the stress your life has accumulated thus far.



    Anyone?
     
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    Perceived audio "loudness," frequency, number and material of objects through which the sound waves must travel, distance between source and receiver varies logarithmically (inversely proportionate) with output power. However, a given change in output power produces a much smaller change in perceived loudness.
     
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    The gauge of a tube is inversely proportional to the diameter of the tube.
     
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    The length of mani's pubes is inversely proportional to the length of the hair on his head.
     
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    The number of people who claim Obama will be a successful President is inversely proportionate to the number of intelligent conservative Republicans.
     
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    The number of blind chickens in Mississippi is inversely proportionate to the number of heifers who cannot produce milk in Wisconsin.
     
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    The number of lips on a chicken is inversely proportionate to the number of hairs on a bull frog.
     
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    The good looks of a message board poster are inversely proportionate to their own comments about their good looks.
     
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    I think that's a direct proportion, but let me ask the water that sticks to a ducks back.
     
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    The volume of people's voices when they're at the table next to you at a restaurant is generally inversely proportionate to their intellect.
     
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