# How do you write the phrase into algebraic expressions: 1/3 of emily's age?

Apr 5, 2018

$\frac{a}{3}$ where $a$ is Emily's age.

#### Explanation:

Let $a$ represent Emily's age.

$\frac{1}{3}$ of Emily's age would then be $\frac{1}{3}$ of $a$:

$\frac{1}{3} a$

We can rewrite this as $\frac{a}{3.}$