How do you write the algebraic expression: a number t divided by 3?
What you want to show is that you are taking
#"number " div " another number"#
So we can write "t divided by 3" as:
#t/3 or t div 3#
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