71 Divided by What Equals 26?

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71 Divided by What Equals 26? 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 71 by to equal 26? Solving 71 Divided by What Equals 26 Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation: 71 x = 26 \frac{71}{x} = 26 x 71 ​ = 26 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 71: 71 = 26 ∗ x 71 = 26*x 71 = 26 ∗ x Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 26: 71 26 = x \frac{71}{26} = x 26 71 ​ = 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 = 2.731 x = 2.731 x = 2.731 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 79 equals 63? 23 divided by what equals 82? What is 9/10 divided by 34? What is 13/17 divided by 11/14? What is 92 divided by 18/20?