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58 Divided by What Equals 32?

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58 Divided by What Equals 32?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 32?Solving 58 Divided by What Equals 32Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:58x=32\frac{58}{x} = 32x58​=32The 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=32∗x58 = 32*x58=32∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 32:5832=x\frac{58}{32} = x3258​=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=1.813x = 1.813x=1.813Practice 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 84 equals 27?3 divided by what equals 87?What is 14/19 divided by 82?What is 2/13 divided by 10/18?What is 76 divided by 1/6?