12/ 2 - 36 = 6 - 36 = -30

Mandy S.

asked • 05/06/19# A quotient of twelve and two subtracted by thirty-six

How do I right this as expression for my question I have asked please help me with my problem it could really help me with my math grade in school.

## 3 Answers By Expert Tutors

Hank L. answered • 05/10/19

Dynamic, Experienced, and Patient Science, Math and Test Prep Tutor

Hi!

We have to start by thinking about what the word "quotient" means. It is a result we get when we divide one number by another.

So we would write it as 12 / 2.

Next, the problem says that 12 / 2 is going to be subtracted ** from** 36.

We can write our equation like this. We're going to use the letter x to represent the value that we want to calculate:

x = 36 - (12 / 2)

x = 36 - 6

x = 30

Tim T. answered • 05/07/19

Math: K-12th grade to Advanced Calc, Ring Theory, Cryptography

Hey! Lets solve this shall we ?

Quotient means division and subtracted means minus, right ? There are two ways you can write this:

**12 ÷ 2 - 36 or (12 / 2) - 36**

I hope this helped!

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