59 Divided by What Equals 19?

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59 Divided by What Equals 19?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 19?Solving 59 Divided by What Equals 19Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:59x=19\frac{59}{x} = 19x59​=19The 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=19∗x59 = 19*x59=19∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 19:5919=x\frac{59}{19} = x1959​=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=3.105x = 3.105x=3.105Practice 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 39 equals 85?61 divided by what equals 28?What is 2/18 divided by 3?What is 5/14 divided by 11/9?What is 10 divided by 3/8?