How do you write an algebraic expression that models the word phrase "the quotient of the difference between 5 and a number n,and 2"?
To do this we need to break down the sentence one piece at a time. The first part tells us there is a quotient, which we know is the result of a division. What we need to know is what is being divided? We are looking for "the quotient of __ and __", and from the question we see:
So the two things that are being divided are (the difference between 5 and a number n) and 2. The difference between
then we form the quotient