1/2 divided by what equals 3/4?

Here we will show you how to calculate "what" in this sentence: "1/2 divided by what equals 3/4?" We start by making this word problem into an algebraic equation where "what" is the variable "x".

(1/2) / x = (3/4)

To solve this equation, we want x alone so we start by multiplying x on both sides like this:

((1/2) / x)x = (3/4)x

Which equals:

(1/2) = (3/4)x

Then we divide each side by 3/4 to like this:

(1/2) / (3/4) = ((3/4)x) / (3/4)

(1/2) / (3/4) is 2/3 and ((3/4)x) / (3/4) leaves x which means we end up with x = 2/3. Therefore, the answer to "1/2 divided by what equals 3/4?" is as follows:

2/3

It is always good to double-check your math to make sure you did it right. When we entered 2/3 for x in this equation (1/2) / x = (3/4), we get the following true equation which means our math is correct.

(1/2) / (2/3) = (3/4)

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