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41 Divided by What Equals 15?

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41 Divided by What Equals 15? 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 41 by to equal 15? Solving 41 Divided by What Equals 15 Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation: 41 x = 15 \frac{41}{x} = 15 x 41 ​ = 15 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 41: 41 = 15 ∗ x 41 = 15*x 41 = 15 ∗ x Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 15: 41 15 = x \frac{41}{15} = x 15 41 ​ = 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 = 2.733 x = 2.733 x = 2.733 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 9 equals 5? 96 divided by what equals 29? What is 14/8 divided by 70? What is 11/5 divided by 20/1? What is 8 divided by 7/4?