# How do you divide 50,779 div 590?

##### 1 Answer
Jul 21, 2018

See explanation, but pick the answer most relevant.

1. $66.0$ ?
2. $37.9$ ?
3. $86.1 \setminus \textcolor{red}{\text{ ?}}$

#### Explanation:

You are going to need a calculator.
I don't know what you meant exactly, so I have several options...

1. Assuming you said: $50 \cdot \frac{779}{590} = \frac{50 \cdot 779}{590}$
Multiply the top to get $\frac{38950}{590} \setminus \to \frac{3895}{59}$
Dividing gets you $\setminus \approx 66.0$
2. Assuming you said $\frac{50}{\frac{779}{590}}$
Multiply the reciprocal of the denominator (dividing by a fraction means multiplying by its reciprocal) $50 \cdot \frac{590}{779} = \frac{29500}{779}$
Dividing gets you $\setminus \approx 37.9$
3. Assuming you said: $\setminus \textcolor{red}{\frac{50 , 779}{590}}$
$59 \cdot 861 = 50 , 779$, so you simplify the numerator to that. The denominator becomes 10: $\frac{50 , 799 \setminus \div 59}{590 \setminus \div 59} = \frac{861}{10}$
Your result can be divided again if you don't want a fraction: $861 \setminus \div 10 = 86.1$