MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# 53 Divided by What Equals 35?

Accepted Solution

A:

53 Divided by What Equals 35?
Methods
Setting 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 53 by to equal 35?
Solving 53 Divided by What Equals 35
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
53
x
=
35
\frac{53}{x} = 35
x 53 = 35
The 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 53:
53
=
35
∗
x
53 = 35*x
53 = 35 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 35:
53
35
=
x
\frac{53}{35} = x
35 53 = x
When 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
=
1.514
x = 1.514
x = 1.514
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