96 Divided by What Equals 15?

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96 Divided by What Equals 15?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 96 by to equal 15?Solving 96 Divided by What Equals 15Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:96x=15\frac{96}{x} = 15x96​=15The 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 96:96=15∗x96 = 15*x96=15∗xThen we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 15:9615=x\frac{96}{15} = x1596​=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=6.400x = 6.400x=6.400Practice 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 60 equals 57?19 divided by what equals 56?What is 12/14 divided by 17?What is 10/20 divided by 6/11?What is 20 divided by 18/13?