49 Divided by What Equals 74?

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49 Divided by What Equals 74?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 49 by to equal 74?Solving 49 Divided by What Equals 74Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:49x=74\frac{49}{x} = 74x49​=74The 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 49:49=74∗x49 = 74*x49=74∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 74:4974=x\frac{49}{74} = x7449​=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=0.662x = 0.662x=0.662Practice 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 79 equals 69?68 divided by what equals 57?What is 12/15 divided by 45?What is 3/9 divided by 1/18?What is 56 divided by 7/19?