58 Divided by What Equals 20?

Accepted Solution

58 Divided by What Equals 20?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 20?Solving 58 Divided by What Equals 20Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:58x=20\frac{58}{x} = 20x58​=20The 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=20∗x58 = 20*x58=20∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 20:5820=x\frac{58}{20} = x2058​=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=2.900x = 2.900x=2.900Practice 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 89 equals 30?70 divided by what equals 99?What is 4/15 divided by 13?What is 14/11 divided by 10/13?What is 3 divided by 3/18?