How do you convert the following phrases into math expressions: the quotient of 14 and the difference between a number and -7?

1 Answer
Jul 3, 2017

Answer:

#14/(x+7)#

Explanation:

A 'quotient' is the answer to a division operation.

You need to know which two values are being divided, so look for ...
The quotient of ..... AND .....

In this case, #14# must be divided by another expression which is described as 'the difference between a number and #-7#'

If we let 'the number' be #x#,
This part is written as #x-(-7)" or "(x+7)#

So the expression we are looking for is #14 div (x+7)# which can also be written as:

#14/(x+7)#