68 Divided by What Equals 88?

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68 Divided by What Equals 88?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 68 by to equal 88?Solving 68 Divided by What Equals 88Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:68x=88\frac{68}{x} = 88x68​=88The 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 68:68=88∗x68 = 88*x68=88∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 88:6888=x\frac{68}{88} = x8868​=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=0.773x = 0.773x=0.773Practice 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 16 equals 61?19 divided by what equals 82?What is 10/18 divided by 92?What is 12/3 divided by 9/6?What is 84 divided by 11/4?