1/2 divided by what equals 3/6?

Here we will show you how to calculate "what" in this sentence: "1/2 divided by what equals 3/6?" We start by making this word problem into an algebraic equation where "what" is the variable "x".

(1/2) / x = (3/6)

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

((1/2) / x)x = (3/6)x

Which equals:

(1/2) = (3/6)x

Then we divide each side by 3/6 to like this:

(1/2) / (3/6) = ((3/6)x) / (3/6)

(1/2) / (3/6) is 1 and ((3/6)x) / (3/6) leaves x which means we end up with x = 1. Therefore, the answer to "1/2 divided by what equals 3/6?" is as follows:

1

It is always good to double-check your math to make sure you did it right. When we entered 1 for x in this equation (1/2) / x = (3/6), we get the following true equation which means our math is correct.

(1/2) / (1) = (3/6)

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