58 Divided by What Equals 23?

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58 Divided by What Equals 23?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 23?Solving 58 Divided by What Equals 23Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:58x=23\frac{58}{x} = 23x58​=23The 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=23∗x58 = 23*x58=23∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 23:5823=x\frac{58}{23} = x2358​=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=2.522x = 2.522x=2.522Practice 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 34 equals 47?16 divided by what equals 60?What is 12/14 divided by 39?What is 1/5 divided by 8/18?What is 30 divided by 11/4?