the quotient of 3 and u is equal to 52 divided by u Take this algebraic expression in 3 parts: The quotient of 3 and u means we divide 3 by u: 3/u 52 divided by u means we divide 52 by u: 52/u The phrase is equal to means an equation, so we set (1) equal to (2) 3/u = 52/u