If y = -x, why are the results for y not the negative of those for x?

The reason becomes clear when you think about the underlying levels equation which gives rise to the linear equation

y = -x

The levels equation is

Y = 1/X

(or, more generally Y = C/X where C is any constant).

Then a 20% increase in X corresponds to only about a 16.667% drop in Y since 1/1.2 = 0.83333.

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