49 Divided by What Equals 36?

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49 Divided by What Equals 36?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 49 by to equal 36?Solving 49 Divided by What Equals 36Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:49x=36\frac{49}{x} = 36x49​=36The 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=36∗x49 = 36*x49=36∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 36:4936=x\frac{49}{36} = x3649​=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=1.361x = 1.361x=1.361Practice 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 32 equals 92?25 divided by what equals 95?What is 5/19 divided by 45?What is 16/7 divided by 11/17?What is 96 divided by 3/6?