# How do you translate "the difference of a number and eight, divided by 10" into a mathematical expression?

Jan 4, 2016

$\frac{x - 8}{10}$

#### Explanation:

"The difference of an unknown number and $8$:" difference means subtraction. An unknown number can be represented by a variable like $x$.

$x - 8$

"...divided by $10$:"

$\frac{x - 8}{10}$