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45 Divided by What Equals 52?

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45 Divided by What Equals 52? 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 45 by to equal 52? Solving 45 Divided by What Equals 52 Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation: 45 x = 52 \frac{45}{x} = 52 x 45 ​ = 52 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 45: 45 = 52 ∗ x 45 = 52*x 45 = 52 ∗ x Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 52: 45 52 = x \frac{45}{52} = x 52 45 ​ = 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 = 0.865 x = 0.865 x = 0.865 Practice Other Division Problems Like This One If 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 1 equals 40? 37 divided by what equals 30? What is 2/9 divided by 15? What is 13/18 divided by 6/8? What is 17 divided by 5/16?