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 Question from Suszanne, a teacher: Multiplying a number by x yields the same result as dividing the number by 0.125. What is the value of x?

Hi Again Suszanne,

You don't know the original number so let's say it is $n.$ Multiplying the number by $x$ is then $n \times x.$ This is equal to the result of dividing the number by 0.125. Solve for $x.$

Penny

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