# How do you translate into mathematical expressions and find the number given The ratio of a number and five is two?

Oct 11, 2017

$\frac{\text{The Number}}{5} = 2$
the number=10

#### Explanation:

'the number' and 5 is 2
$\frac{\text{The Number}}{5} = 2$

(the number would be 10)

Oct 11, 2017

$\frac{n}{5} = 2$

#### Explanation:

n is a variable that can be used to represent the unknown number.

a ratio can be expressed as a fraction so writing the ratio as a fraction gives

$\frac{n}{5}$

The word is can be translated as an equals sign so

$\frac{n}{5} = 2$