# How do you translate "s / 3" into an english statement?

Dec 31, 2015

$\textcolor{red}{s} \textcolor{g r e e n}{/} \textcolor{b l u e}{3}$

$\textcolor{red}{\text{A number ") color(green)("divided by ") color(blue)("three}}$.

or

$\textcolor{red}{\text{s ") color(green)("divided by ") color(blue)("three}}$.

or

$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{One third of ") color(red)("a number}}$.
(In this one the division is implied by the word 'third.')

or

$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{One third of ") color(red)("s}}$.