The sum of two and the quotient of a number and eight is negative seven. What is the number? Algebra Expressions, Equations, and Functions Variable Expressions 1 Answer Hafsa · Stefan V. Dec 20, 2016 Answer: Try and write it out algebraically. Explanation: #2 + 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. Related questions How do you write the variable expression for: a quotient of 2 and the sum of a number and 3 ? What are variables? What are variable expressions? How do you write variable expressions? How do you evaluate variable expressions? How do you simplify the expression #3x-x+4#? How do you write a quotient of a number and 6 as an expression? How do you evaluate the expression #2x+1# for #x=1#? How do you write a product of a number and 2 as an expression? How do you write 5 less than 2 times a number as a variable expression? See all questions in Variable Expressions Impact of this question 10587 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License