# How do you write: The quotient of a number and -5 increased by one is at most 7?

Dec 16, 2016

$\left(\frac{x}{-} 5\right) + 1 \le 7$

#### Explanation:

A quotient is the answer of a division.

Let $x$ be the unknown number.
The quotient of $x$ and $- 5$ is $\left(\frac{x}{-} 5\right)$.
"Increased by one" means add $1$, so now we have $\left(\frac{x}{-} 5\right) + 1$.

This answer is "at most 7", in other words, less than or equal to 7.