MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# 57 Divided by What Equals 66?

Accepted Solution

A:

57 Divided by What Equals 66?
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 57 by to equal 66?
Solving 57 Divided by What Equals 66
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
57
x
=
66
\frac{57}{x} = 66
x 57 = 66
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 57:
57
=
66
∗
x
57 = 66*x
57 = 66 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 66:
57
66
=
x
\frac{57}{66} = x
66 57 = 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
=
0.864
x = 0.864
x = 0.864
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