49 Divided by What Equals 86?

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49 Divided by What Equals 86?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 86?Solving 49 Divided by What Equals 86Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:49x=86\frac{49}{x} = 86x49​=86The 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=86∗x49 = 86*x49=86∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 86:4986=x\frac{49}{86} = x8649​=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=0.570x = 0.570x=0.570Practice 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 69 equals 43?10 divided by what equals 34?What is 19/13 divided by 51?What is 3/5 divided by 9/6?What is 9 divided by 7/8?