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Inverse Square Law Practice 1

XY Table 1
x 0 1 2 3 4
y 0 1 4 9 16
Formula (y=?)
 
Name of function
 
XY Table 2
x 0 0.1 2 3 4
y (fraction) 10 1/4 1/9 1/16
y (decimal) 10 0.25
 
 
Formula (y=?)
 
Name of function
 


  1. On the first quadrant graph above, label the axis, plot the data points for XY TABLE 1 and connect the points. On this same graph, using a different color, plot and connect the data points for XY Table 2. Complete the decimal representations for XY Table 2.
  2. For both XY Table 1 and XY Table 2, write the name and an equation for the relationship in the tables.
  3. Name two natural phenomenon whose strength (or intensity) vs distance relationships follow the inverse square law. _________________________     _________________________