factor of proportionality


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factor of proportionality

[′fak·tər əv prə‚pȯrsh·ən′al·əd·ē]
(mathematics)
Two quantities A and B are related by a factor of proportionality μ if either A = μ B or B = μ A.
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The unfortunate part of this result was that it was not possible to look at [k.sub.o] (the log of the factor of proportionality) and [g.sub.t.sup.e] (excepted revenue growth) separately.(4) Making the implied change results in:
But it was not possible to conclude much from this because the term a = j k + t (I - J) g,e, from equations 10 and 12, is affected not only by the expected growth in revenues, [g.sub.t.sup.e] but also by the log of the factor of proportionality, k,, (where the factor of proportionality may differ by type of hospital), as well as the adjustment coefficient, j.