# How do you write the expression for: eight plus the quotient of a number and 3 is -2?

Apr 10, 2018

8 + (x÷3) = -2

#### Explanation:

Let's break it down:

• $\text{8 plus}$ converts to $8 +$ ;

• $\text{the quotient of a number and 3}$ converts to x÷3 because "quotient" means the answer to a division; and since we don't know what the number is, we input '$x$'.

• $\text{is 2}$ converts to $= 2$

Apr 10, 2018

$8 + x / 3 = - 2$