## technopanda13 3 years ago Write an algebraic expression to represent "five plus the quotient of r and 14." 1) 5+14r 2)5+14 ---- r 3)5+r/14 4)5-r/14

Use a systematic approach. We know that plus means an addition. This eliminates the last one (4). Quotient means a division is involved. this eliminates 1)

The remaining choices do indicate a division but one has a division that includes the complete sum divided by r. The problem states that only r is to be divided by 14. this would then eliminate 2).

3. technopanda13

i dont get how i would be three though?

3) states that we are to add 5 and the quotient of r/14, isn't that what the problem is asking?

5. technopanda13

ok i understand now thank you :)

The quotient is the result of a division. since r is an unknown, we cannot put the results but just the indication of the operation.

7. technopanda13

your a great help thank you

$r \over 14$ r is referred as the dividend 14 is referred to as the divisor the result of the division is referred to as the "quotient"