Q:

5 Divided by What Equals 23?

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5 Divided by What Equals 23? 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 5 by to equal 23? Solving 5 Divided by What Equals 23 Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation: 5 x = 23 \frac{5}{x} = 23 x 5 ​ = 23 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 5: 5 = 23 ∗ x 5 = 23*x 5 = 23 ∗ x Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 23: 5 23 = x \frac{5}{23} = x 23 5 ​ = 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 = 0.217 x = 0.217 x = 0.217 Practice Other Division Problems Like This One If 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 47 equals 15? 22 divided by what equals 10? What is 19/18 divided by 50? What is 11/17 divided by 16/3? What is 98 divided by 15/12?