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

1 Answer
Apr 26, 2016

#=> x=7/(y-1)#


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.

#=> x=7/(y-1)#