49 Divided by What Equals 83?

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49 Divided by What Equals 83?MethodsSetting up the problem:In a problem like this, the “what” means that we’re working with a variable. The most common variable used in math is “x”. So we could say what number, x can we divide 49 by to equal 83?Solving 49 Divided by What Equals 83Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:49x=83\frac{49}{x} = 83x49​=83The goal of the problem is to solve for x. To do this we need to change the equation so that x is alone on one side of the equation.In this case, it can be done in two steps. The first step is to multiply both sides by x to isolate 49:49=83∗x49 = 83*x49=83∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 83:4983=x\frac{49}{83} = x8349​=xWhen we simplify the new equation, we can solve for x. In this example, we will round to the nearest three decimal places if that’s needed.x=0.590x = 0.590x=0.590Practice Other Division Problems Like This OneIf this problem was a little difficult or you want to practice your skills on another one, give it a go on any one of these too!What divided by 29 equals 28?11 divided by what equals 16?What is 5/17 divided by 37?What is 13/19 divided by 4/6?What is 24 divided by 11/20?