MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# 50 Divided by What Equals 3?

Accepted Solution

A:

50 Divided by What Equals 3?
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 50 by to equal 3?
Solving 50 Divided by What Equals 3
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
50
x
=
3
\frac{50}{x} = 3
x 50 = 3
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 50:
50
=
3
∗
x
50 = 3*x
50 = 3 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 3:
50
3
=
x
\frac{50}{3} = x
3 50 = 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
=
16.667
x = 16.667
x = 16.667
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