MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# 33 Divided by What Equals 13?

Accepted Solution

A:

33 Divided by What Equals 13?
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 33 by to equal 13?
Solving 33 Divided by What Equals 13
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
33
x
=
13
\frac{33}{x} = 13
x 33 = 13
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 33:
33
=
13
∗
x
33 = 13*x
33 = 13 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 13:
33
13
=
x
\frac{33}{13} = x
13 33 = 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
=
2.538
x = 2.538
x = 2.538
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