5 times a number increased by 4 is divided by 6 times the same number Take this algebraic expression in parts. Part 1: 5 times a number increased by 4 The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x: x 5 times the number means multiply x by 5: 5x Increased by 4 means we add 4 to 5x: 5x + 4 Part 2: 6 times the same number From above, a number is x: x 6 times the number means we multiply x by 6: 6x The phrase is divided by means we have a quotient, where 5x + 4 is the numerator, and 6x is the denominator. (5x + 4)/6x