96 Divided by What Equals 89?

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96 Divided by What Equals 89?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 96 by to equal 89?Solving 96 Divided by What Equals 89Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:96x=89\frac{96}{x} = 89x96​=89The 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 96:96=89∗x96 = 89*x96=89∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 89:9689=x\frac{96}{89} = x8996​=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=1.079x = 1.079x=1.079Practice 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 26 equals 79?80 divided by what equals 22?What is 20/7 divided by 86?What is 8/4 divided by 2/1?What is 72 divided by 9/13?