# What is the algebraic expression for: Five less than the quotient of x and y equals 25?

Jun 1, 2018

$\frac{x}{y} - 5 = 25$

#### Explanation:

The word quotient tells us that we'll be dividing. Thus, we now have

$\frac{x}{y}$

And when we say "five less than", we'll obviously be subtracting $5$ from this. Also, this expression is equal to $25$. We get

$\frac{x}{y} - 5 = 25$

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