How do you translate "the quotient of twice a number t and 12" into a mathematical expression?

2 Answers
May 30, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

  • the quotient of is the result of dividing two terms

  • The first term is - Twice a number #t#: #2t#

  • The second term is - and 12: #12#

#2t -: 12# or #(2t)/12#

May 30, 2018

Answer:

Literally: #\frac{2t}{12}#

Simplified: #\frac{t}{6}#

Explanation:

Let's translate the expression: "the quotient of #x# and #y#" means that we will have to divide the numbers: #\frac{x}{y}#

In this case, #x# is described as "twice a number #t#". Twice a number means that number multiplied by #2#, so twice a number #t# translates as #2t#

So, the fraction is #\frac{2t}{12}#, which can be simplified into #\frac{t}{6}#