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51 Divided by What Equals 53?

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51 Divided by What Equals 53? 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 51 by to equal 53? Solving 51 Divided by What Equals 53 Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation: 51 x = 53 \frac{51}{x} = 53 x 51 ​ = 53 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 51: 51 = 53 ∗ x 51 = 53*x 51 = 53 ∗ x Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 53: 51 53 = x \frac{51}{53} = x 53 51 ​ = 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 = 0.962 x = 0.962 x = 0.962 Practice Other Division Problems Like This One If 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 35 equals 64? 83 divided by what equals 22? What is 11/5 divided by 47? What is 18/4 divided by 19/15? What is 84 divided by 7/6?