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38 Divided by What Equals 46?

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38 Divided by What Equals 46? 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 38 by to equal 46? Solving 38 Divided by What Equals 46 Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation: 38 x = 46 \frac{38}{x} = 46 x 38 ​ = 46 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 38: 38 = 46 ∗ x 38 = 46*x 38 = 46 ∗ x Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 46: 38 46 = x \frac{38}{46} = x 46 38 ​ = 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 = 0.826 x = 0.826 x = 0.826 Practice Other Division Problems Like This One If 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 30 equals 73? 11 divided by what equals 35? What is 12/20 divided by 45? What is 19/16 divided by 6/15? What is 75 divided by 10/7?