Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-1 Variables and Expressions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 22

Answer

A good phrase to use would be: "9 less than the quotient of z and 8."

Work Step by Step

We are given the expression: $\frac{z}{8}$-9. Because the expression tells us that we are subtracting 9 from $\frac{z}{8}$, we write "9 less than." We next denote the division of z and 8 by using the phrase "the quotient of z and 8," being careful to list the numerator (the top of the fraction, which in this case is z) first and the denominator (the bottom of the fraction, which in this case is 8) second. Furthermore, a good phrase to use would be: "9 less than the quotient of z and 8."
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