8 Divided by What Equals 23?

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8 Divided by What Equals 23?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 8 by to equal 23?Solving 8 Divided by What Equals 23Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:8x=23\frac{8}{x} = 23x8​=23The 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 8:8=23∗x8 = 23*x8=23∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 23:823=x\frac{8}{23} = x238​=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=0.348x = 0.348x=0.348Practice 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 29 equals 49?64 divided by what equals 98?What is 9/5 divided by 18?What is 18/3 divided by 6/12?What is 89 divided by 19/2?