# How do you translate word phrases to algebraic expressions: the quotient of seven, and 1 less than a number?

Apr 26, 2016

$\implies x = \frac{7}{y - 1}$

#### Explanation:

Let the quotient be $x$
Let some number be $y$

Quotient is the answer obtained from a division. Unless it is specified otherwise the second condition is what you are dividing by (divisor).

For example: 3 divide by 4.

So for your question I am taking '1 less than a number' to be the divisor.

$\implies x = \frac{7}{y - 1}$