59 Divided by What Equals 57?

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59 Divided by What Equals 57?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 59 by to equal 57?Solving 59 Divided by What Equals 57Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:59x=57\frac{59}{x} = 57x59​=57The 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 59:59=57∗x59 = 57*x59=57∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 57:5957=x\frac{59}{57} = x5759​=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=1.035x = 1.035x=1.035Practice 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 38 equals 23?54 divided by what equals 30?What is 9/2 divided by 63?What is 14/16 divided by 3/13?What is 11 divided by 4/20?