Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-1 Variables and Expressions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 8: 45


Given expression: $5/n$ The student says," the quotient of n and 5". He is wrong. The correct phrase for the given expression is the quotient of 5 and n.

Work Step by Step

The student says that the given expression can be written in words as " the quotient of n and 5". He is incorrect because, by his explanation, the original expression wouldn't be $5/n$ but instead would be as follows: $$n/5$$
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