MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# 45 Divided by What Equals 46?

Accepted Solution

A:

45 Divided by What Equals 46?
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 45 by to equal 46?
Solving 45 Divided by What Equals 46
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
45
x
=
46
\frac{45}{x} = 46
x 45 = 46
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 45:
45
=
46
∗
x
45 = 46*x
45 = 46 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 46:
45
46
=
x
\frac{45}{46} = x
46 45 = 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
=
0.978
x = 0.978
x = 0.978
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