# How do you translate "25 less than the quotient of w and 5" into an algebraic expression?

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Jul 22, 2015

#### Explanation:

The quotient is the result of dividing one value by another value:

The difficulty here is in the phrasing. Normally we would say "the quotient of *dividend* and which is the *divisor* ; so, one might argue that

is an equally valid answer.