# How do you write: the quotient of p and 4 and a number?

Dec 7, 2016

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#### Explanation:

You have three terms: variable $p$, digit value $4$, and a number.
Let's say the unknown number is $n$.

A quotient is the result of dividing two numbers. If you were to divide $a$ and $b$ you would have quotient form of $\frac{a}{b}$.

Now I am not very sure exactly what "p and 4 and a number" means, but I am going to interpret it two ways:

quotient of $p$ and $4 n$ ("4 and a number" = product of 4 and a number) $\setminus \Rightarrow \frac{p}{4 n}$
quotient of $p$ and $4$ AND $n$ $\setminus \Rightarrow \frac{p}{\frac{4}{n}}$