58 Divided by What Equals 50?

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58 Divided by What Equals 50?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 58 by to equal 50?Solving 58 Divided by What Equals 50Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:58x=50\frac{58}{x} = 50x58​=50The 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 58:58=50∗x58 = 50*x58=50∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 50:5850=x\frac{58}{50} = x5058​=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=1.160x = 1.160x=1.160Practice 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 6 equals 85?48 divided by what equals 75?What is 6/20 divided by 39?What is 19/14 divided by 17/11?What is 52 divided by 16/4?