Q:

1 Divided by What Equals 38?

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1 Divided by What Equals 38? 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 1 by to equal 38? Solving 1 Divided by What Equals 38 Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation: 1 x = 38 \frac{1}{x} = 38 x 1 ​ = 38 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 1: 1 = 38 ∗ x 1 = 38*x 1 = 38 ∗ x Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 38: 1 38 = x \frac{1}{38} = x 38 1 ​ = 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 = 0.026 x = 0.026 x = 0.026 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 99 equals 88? 22 divided by what equals 96? What is 11/20 divided by 29? What is 16/5 divided by 14/9? What is 27 divided by 18/17?