MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# 34 Divided by What Equals 38?

Accepted Solution

A:

34 Divided by What Equals 38?
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 34 by to equal 38?
Solving 34 Divided by What Equals 38
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
34
x
=
38
\frac{34}{x} = 38
x 34 = 38
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 34:
34
=
38
∗
x
34 = 38*x
34 = 38 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 38:
34
38
=
x
\frac{34}{38} = x
38 34 = 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
=
0.895
x = 0.895
x = 0.895
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