## Algebra 1

9 less than the quotient of $z$ and 8.
The quotient of $z$ and 8 expresses the division of $\frac{z}{8}$. "9 less than" expresses that 9 is being subtracted from that term. Therefore, $\frac{z}{8}-9$ can be expressed as "9 less than the quotient of $z$ and 8."