# How do you translate "50 divided by a number h" into a mathematical expression?

Aug 5, 2016

The expression is: $\frac{50}{h}$

#### Explanation:

An expression is a a mathematical sentence made up of terms.

To translate:" 50 divided by a number $h$ is a term," where $h$ is a variable. 50 is a constant.

'Divided by' means that the 50 is the numerator and the variable $h$ is the denominator.

An equation is a statement that two expressions are equal.

If we were told that "50 divided by a number $h$ is equal to 10", we would be able to write an equation and solve it.

$\frac{50}{h} = 10 \text{ } \Rightarrow h = 5$