Boyle's Law states that when a sample of gas is compressed at a constant temperature, the product of the pressure and the volume remains constant: .

(a) Find the rate of change of volume with respect to pressure.
(b) A sample of gas is in a container at low pressure and is steadily compressed at constant temperature for 10 minutes. Is the volume decreasing more rapidly at the beginning or end of the 10 minutes? (Enter "b" for beginning or "e" for end below.)


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