77 Divided by What Equals 50?

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77 Divided by What Equals 50?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 77 by to equal 50?Solving 77 Divided by What Equals 50Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:77x=50\frac{77}{x} = 50x77​=50The 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 77:77=50∗x77 = 50*x77=50∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 50:7750=x\frac{77}{50} = x5077​=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=1.540x = 1.540x=1.540Practice 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 59 equals 82?25 divided by what equals 85?What is 17/20 divided by 86?What is 3/19 divided by 15/14?What is 98 divided by 1/4?