# How do you write the algebraic expression: a number t divided by 3?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

What you want to show is that you are taking

#"number"/"another number"#

Or:

#"number " div " another number"#

So we can write "t divided by 3" as:

#t/3 or t div 3#

*Final Answer*

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Many students find algebra confusing at the beginning, because it feels like you are not giving a final answer.

With numbers: 'What is

But you are being asked for an 'expression' which will usually consist of numbers and variables.

We can choose any variable to represent 'a number'.

We are told to use

That number is to be divided by

This is written as

In algebra it is usually given as a fraction:

Note that this is the answer, we cannot simplify further until we know a value for