# Question #a6a5f

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#### Answer:

#### 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 lessthan...

This means that you will get to the number by **subtracting** *less than* means.

So, you must subtract

...thequotientof 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

#3/6 -># thequotientof#3# and#6#

Put all this together to get

#3/6 - 10#

Your number is equal to

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#