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71 Divided by What Equals 16?

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71 Divided by What Equals 16? 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 16? Solving 71 Divided by What Equals 16 Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation: 71 x = 16 \frac{71}{x} = 16 x 71 ​ = 16 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 = 16 ∗ x 71 = 16*x 71 = 16 ∗ x Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 16: 71 16 = x \frac{71}{16} = x 16 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 = 4.438 x = 4.438 x = 4.438 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 47 equals 68? 39 divided by what equals 22? What is 19/5 divided by 35? What is 9/10 divided by 20/14? What is 96 divided by 7/12?