MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# 56 Divided by What Equals 20?

Accepted Solution

A:

56 Divided by What Equals 20?
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 56 by to equal 20?
Solving 56 Divided by What Equals 20
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
56
x
=
20
\frac{56}{x} = 20
x 56 = 20
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 56:
56
=
20
∗
x
56 = 20*x
56 = 20 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 20:
56
20
=
x
\frac{56}{20} = x
20 56 = 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
=
2.800
x = 2.800
x = 2.800
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