27 Divided by What Equals 45?

Accepted Solution


This guide will help you in understanding how to solve problems that deal with division when there is a missing number involved. Let's try it with one of such cases: "27 divided by what equals 45?

Solving this problem entails replacing the word 'what' with a variable. In most cases, the variable used is 'x'. If we represent 'what' with 'x', the problem will then become "what number x can divide 27 to yield 45?"

The illustration is as follows:

Firstly, we enact the problem in the form of an equation to make it visually simpler:

\frac{27}{x} = 45

The goal now is to get 'x' all by itself on one side of the equation:

27 = 45 * x

Then, the next step is to isolate 'x' by diving both sides of the equation by 45:

\frac{27}{45} = x

After simplifying the equation, 'x' measures up to 0.600 when rounded up to three decimal places.

You could practice more on problems of this nature by trying any of these ones too:

  • What divided by 29 equals 30?
  • 56 divided by what equals 96?
  • What is 19/20 divided by 39?
  • What is 10/17 divided by 12/8?
  • What is 65 divided by 1/2?
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