MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# 68 Divided by What Equals 33?

Accepted Solution

A:

68 Divided by What Equals 33?
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 68 by to equal 33?
Solving 68 Divided by What Equals 33
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
68
x
=
33
\frac{68}{x} = 33
x 68 = 33
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 68:
68
=
33
∗
x
68 = 33*x
68 = 33 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 33:
68
33
=
x
\frac{68}{33} = x
33 68 = 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
=
2.061
x = 2.061
x = 2.061
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