How do you write an algebraic expression for the phrase "thirty divided by a number"?

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2018

Answer:

#30/x#

Explanation:

Let's call our number #x.#

When converting words into algebraic expressions, "a number" should be your cue to introduce an unknown variable (generally denoted by #x#), unless we're told exactly what that number is.

Thirty divided by a number is just thirty divided by #x.#

#30/x#