# How do you write an algebraic expression that models the word phrase "The quotient of a number y and 22"?

Jun 25, 2016

$\frac{y}{22}$

#### Explanation:

A quotient is the answer to a division.

The unknown number that is being referred to is being called $y$.

As we do not know the value of $y$, we can only write down the calculation, but we cannot go further. This is called an expression.

$\frac{y}{22}$