# can you show me how to solve 90 is 1/10 of what?

Updated on August 6, 2022

• Taking a number’s 1/10 means dividing that number by 10. Therefore when you are asked to find the number that was applied the 1/10 to produce 90, you simply multiply 90 with 10. Thus the answer is 900.

• If 90 is 1/10

10/10 must be 90×10

=900

so 90 is 1/10 of 900

• Translating to an equation 90 = (1/10)X

solve for X.

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You must always do the same thing to both sides of an equation to keep the equation TRUE.

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You want your solution to look like X = <some number>

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Right now X has a term (1/10) multiplied by it. getting rid of that term will make that side X, which is what you want. So, you need to “get rid” of the 1/10. Since it is a multiplier of X, the only way to “get rid” of it is to multiply it by 10.

Why? Because 10* (1/10) = 1 and 1*X = X

so that is getting rid of the multiplier term.

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So, here we go:

90 = (1/10)X

multiply both sides by 10

10*90 = 10*(1/10)*X

simplify

900 = 1*X = X

and you are done. X = 900

• 90=x/10 multiply both sides by 10

x=900

• solution : 1/10 *x =90

or , x =90*10

therefore X =9000.

• the question is somewhat unclear but if i read it right

90/900 will = 1/10

• Can you show me how to solve 60,000 is 10 times as much as

• … 900? *looks at the other answers* HELL YEAH! I knew I wasn’t that stupid :). And I didn’t even need a calculator :D.

• kmsiorhmnrg5t

• thanks guys