# The sum of two and the quotient of a number and eight is negative seven. What is the number?

Dec 20, 2016

Try and write it out algebraically.

#### Explanation:

$2 + \frac{y}{8} = - 7$

Do

$16 + y = - 56$

$y = - 56 - 16$

$y = - 72$

Please tell me if you find out if this is right or wrong.