MATH SOLVE

3 months ago

Q:
# 49 Divided by What Equals 5?

Accepted Solution

A:

49 Divided by What Equals 5?
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 49 by to equal 5?
Solving 49 Divided by What Equals 5
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
49
x
=
5
\frac{49}{x} = 5
x 49 = 5
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 49:
49
=
5
∗
x
49 = 5*x
49 = 5 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 5:
49
5
=
x
\frac{49}{5} = x
5 49 = 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
=
9.800
x = 9.800
x = 9.800
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