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58 Divided by What Equals 82?

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58 Divided by What Equals 82?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 82?Solving 58 Divided by What Equals 82Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:58x=82\frac{58}{x} = 82x58​=82The 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=82∗x58 = 82*x58=82∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 82:5882=x\frac{58}{82} = x8258​=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=0.707x = 0.707x=0.707Practice 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 88 equals 1?92 divided by what equals 72?What is 15/10 divided by 46?What is 16/17 divided by 8/7?What is 8 divided by 2/5?