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 - Chapter Review - Page 69: 17


2 more than the quotient of x and 8.

Work Step by Step

Two things are being divided, so we say the phrase "the quotient of" and then list the two things being divided, in this case x and 8. Note, because we want the resulting fraction to be x/8 and not 8/x, we list the x first, saying "the quotient of x and 8." However, the expression shows that 2 is being added to x/8, so we denote this by saying the phrase "2 more than" the quotient of x and 8.
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