# How do you define a variable and write an expression for each phrase: the quotient of 6 times a number and 16?

Aug 6, 2017

$\frac{6 n}{16}$

#### Explanation:

Let the variable be $n$ for the number.

Quotient is the answer to a division. The word 'and' tells you it is the division between (6 times a number) and 16.

$6$ times a number is written as $6 \times n = 6 n$

The quotient is therefore $6 n \div 16$

$\frac{6 n}{16}$