29 Divided by What Equals 16?

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29 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 29 by to equal 16? Solving 29 Divided by What Equals 16 Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation: 29 x = 16 \frac{29}{x} = 16 x 29 ​ = 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 29: 29 = 16 ∗ x 29 = 16*x 29 = 16 ∗ x Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 16: 29 16 = x \frac{29}{16} = x 16 29 ​ = 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 = 1.813 x = 1.813 x = 1.813 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 71 equals 45? 50 divided by what equals 31? What is 16/6 divided by 68? What is 5/11 divided by 18/9? What is 1 divided by 17/19?