49 Divided by What Equals 23?

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49 Divided by What Equals 23?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 23?Solving 49 Divided by What Equals 23Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:49x=23\frac{49}{x} = 23x49​=23The 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=23∗x49 = 23*x49=23∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 23:4923=x\frac{49}{23} = x2349​=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=2.130x = 2.130x=2.130Practice 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 27 equals 23?89 divided by what equals 25?What is 5/18 divided by 10?What is 20/13 divided by 17/14?What is 41 divided by 11/4?