# How do you divide #50,779 div 590#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 21, 2018

**See explanation, but pick the answer most relevant.**

#66.0# ?#37.9# ?#86.1\color(red)(" ?")#

#### Explanation:

**You are going to need a calculator.**

*I don't know what you meant exactly, so I have several options...*

- Assuming you said:
#50*779/590=(50*779)/590#

Multiply the top to get#38950/590\to3895/59#

Dividing gets you#\approx66.0# - Assuming you said
#50/(779/590)#

Multiply the reciprocal of the denominator (dividing by a fraction means multiplying by its reciprocal)#50*590/779=29500/779#

Dividing gets you#\approx37.9# - Assuming you said:
#\color(red)((50,779)/590)#

#59*861=50,779# , so you simplify the numerator to that. The denominator becomes 10:#(50,799\div59)/(590\div59)=861/10#

Your result can be divided again if you don't want a fraction:#861\div10=86.1#