# How do you define a variable and write an expression for each phrase: the quotient of 42 and a number s?

$Q = \frac{42}{s}$

#### Explanation:

Quotient refers to what you get when dividing two numbers.

Let's define $Q$ as the quotient. We're told that:

$Q = \frac{42}{s}$

which can be read as: the Quotient equals 42 divided by a number $s$.