68 Divided by What Equals 27?

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68 Divided by What Equals 27?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 27?Solving 68 Divided by What Equals 27Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:68x=27\frac{68}{x} = 27x68​=27The 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=27∗x68 = 27*x68=27∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 27:6827=x\frac{68}{27} = x2768​=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=2.519x = 2.519x=2.519Practice 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 88 equals 38?82 divided by what equals 86?What is 14/9 divided by 19?What is 10/2 divided by 16/11?What is 28 divided by 17/4?