Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Introduction to Algebra: Variables and Mathematical Models - Exercise Set - Page 13: 106



Work Step by Step

"The quotient of a number and 6" is represented as x ÷ 6. "The quotient of 6 and a number" is represented as 6 ÷ x. When reading statements like these, the first number or variable goes on top and the second number or variable goes on the bottom. You have to pay attention to the order they are stated in the problem.
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