# How do you write an algebraic expression for the word phrase: a number b divided by 8?

##### 1 Answer
Mar 16, 2018

b÷8 or $\frac{b}{8}$

#### Explanation:

The phrase "a number b" is just referring to the fact that $b$ is a variable. This just means that $b$ could take on many different values. Divided by 8 means exactly what it says.