Question #a6a5f

1 Answer
Aug 21, 2017

Answer:

#-9.5#

Explanation:

Let's break down the instructions given to you by the problem.

You know that you're looking for a number that is

... ten less than...

This means that you will get to the number by subtracting #10# from something. That is what ten less than means.

So, you must subtract #10# from

...the quotient of number #3# and # 6#.

You can get the quotient of two numbers by dividing them. This means that in order to find the quotient of #3# and #6#, you must divide #3# by #6#.

#3/6 -># the quotient of #3# and #6#

Put all this together to get

#3/6 - 10#

Your number is equal to #10# less than the quotient of #3# and #6#, which is equivalent to saying that you can get your number by subtracting #10# from what you get by dividing #3# and #6#.

Since you know that

#3/6 = color(red)(cancel(color(black)(3)))/(2 * color(red)(cancel(color(black)(3)))) = 1/2 = 0.5#

you can say that your number will be

#0.5 - 10 = -9.5#