# How do you write a word phrase for each algebraic expression: y/5-10?

May 19, 2017

This is a division problem, so we are looking for a quotient.

We can write:

The quotient of $y$ and the difference of $5$ and $10$.

#### Explanation:

This is a division problem, so we are looking for a quotient.

We can write:

The quotient of $y$ and the difference of $5$ and $10$.

We can also write:

The result of $y$ divided by the difference of $5$ and $10$.