61 Divided by What Equals 4?

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61 Divided by What Equals 4?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 61 by to equal 4?Solving 61 Divided by What Equals 4Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:61x=4\frac{61}{x} = 4x61​=4The 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 61:61=4∗x61 = 4*x61=4∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 4:614=x\frac{61}{4} = x461​=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=15.250x = 15.250x=15.250Practice 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 77 equals 63?95 divided by what equals 9?What is 7/6 divided by 35?What is 10/16 divided by 13/8?What is 80 divided by 15/5?