MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# 38 Divided by What Equals 25?

Accepted Solution

A:

38 Divided by What Equals 25?
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 25?
Solving 38 Divided by What Equals 25
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
38
x
=
25
\frac{38}{x} = 25
x 38 = 25
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
=
25
∗
x
38 = 25*x
38 = 25 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 25:
38
25
=
x
\frac{38}{25} = x
25 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
=
1.520
x = 1.520
x = 1.520
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