MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# 88 Divided by What Equals 14?

Accepted Solution

A:

88 Divided by What Equals 14?
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 88 by to equal 14?
Solving 88 Divided by What Equals 14
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
88
x
=
14
\frac{88}{x} = 14
x 88 = 14
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 88:
88
=
14
∗
x
88 = 14*x
88 = 14 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 14:
88
14
=
x
\frac{88}{14} = x
14 88 = 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
=
6.286
x = 6.286
x = 6.286
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