What's the the algebraic expression for "32 divided by the quantity y plus 12"?

Aug 9, 2018

$\frac{32}{\left(y + 12\right)}$

Explanation:

$\frac{32}{\left(y + 12\right)}$

Aug 9, 2018

$\frac{32}{y + 12}$

Explanation:

$\text{the quantity y plus 12 is written } y + 12$

$\text{and 32 divided by this quantity is } 32 \div \left(y + 12\right)$

$\text{or "32/(y+12)larrcolor(blue)" in fractional form}$

Aug 9, 2018

It can be interpreted in two ways:

$\frac{32}{y + 12} \text{ }$ or $\text{ } \frac{32}{y} + 12$

Explanation:

The statement does really indicate clearly enough what is meant.

It could be interpreted as:

$32$ divided by, $y$ plus $12$

which would mean that $32$ is divided by the sum of $y \mathmr{and} 12$

$\frac{32}{y + 12}$

OR

It could be read as $32$ divided by $y$, plus $12$

$\frac{32}{y} + 12$