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

1 Answer
Jul 21, 2018

Answer:

See explanation, but pick the answer most relevant.

  1. #66.0# ?
  2. #37.9# ?
  3. #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...


  1. Assuming you said: #50*779/590=(50*779)/590#
    Multiply the top to get #38950/590\to3895/59#
    Dividing gets you #\approx66.0#
  2. 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#
  3. 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#