# How do you translate "sum of a number and 10 was divided by 24" into an algebraic expression?

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Jun 24, 2015

#### Explanation:

You use the addition symbol

Division is indicated by placing the value or expression you want to divide into (the "dividend") over a vertical line with the value or expression you want to divide by (the "divisor") under the line.

Alternately division may be indicated by using the "slash" character to separate the "dividend"from the "divisor" as indicated (but be sure to enclose any expressions in parentheses so it doesn't look as if you only want to divide the final term).