# How do you define a variable and write an expression for each phrase: nine times the quotient of a number and three?

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Jul 28, 2016

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In algebra we can work with numbers even if we do not know their exact value.

WE can always just call a number

This is called defining the variable.

In this question where a number is being referred to, let's call the number "x".

Let the number be

The word "quotient" means the answer to a division and is always used with the word "AND".

The QUOTIENT of

"nine times the quotient of a number and three" means

Muliply 9 by the answer to our number (x), divided by 3.

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