## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$\frac{-12}{x - 3}$
"Quotient" means division, and "difference" means subtraction. Therefore, "the difference of a number and 3" is written as x - 3. "The quotient of -12 and the difference of a number and 3" is written as $\frac{-12}{x - 3}$