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    hi guys im trying to work out 20/3x=4 ive tried 1.666 but that does not work, could you give me the method to work it out ,also can you give me the answer so that i can understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmansam View Post
    hi guys im trying to work out 20/3x=4 ive tried 1.666 but that does not work, could you give me the method to work it out ,also can you give me the answer so that i can understand it.

    Thanks
    \frac{20}{3x} = 4

    20 = 4 \times 3x

    20 = 12 x

    \frac{20}{12} = x

    x = 1,666....

    I guess you made a mistake when setting x = 1,666... into your equation.

    Remember x is actually equal to 1,6666666666666666... into infinity

    Rather try setting \frac{5}{3} into it, which is equal to 1,666...
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