# 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"?

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Apr 4, 2016

#### Explanation:

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