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 - Page 8: 31


The student flipped the numerator and the denominator; it should actually be $\frac{n}{5}$.

Work Step by Step

When a phrase asks for "the quotient of" two numbers or variables, the first one listed should be on top of the fraction (the numerator) while the second one listed should be at the bottom of the fraction (the denominator). Thus, it should be $\frac{n}{5}$, not $\frac{5}{n}$.
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