MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# 48 Divided by What Equals 18?

Accepted Solution

A:

48 Divided by What Equals 18?
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 48 by to equal 18?
Solving 48 Divided by What Equals 18
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
48
x
=
18
\frac{48}{x} = 18
x 48 = 18
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 48:
48
=
18
∗
x
48 = 18*x
48 = 18 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 18:
48
18
=
x
\frac{48}{18} = x
18 48 = 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
=
2.667
x = 2.667
x = 2.667
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