the quotient of 4 more than a number and 7 is 10 Take this algebraic expression in pieces: The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x. x 4 more than a number means we add 4 to x: x + 4 The quotient of 4 more than a number and 7 means we divide x + 4 by 7 (x + 4)/7 The word is means an equation, so we set (x + 4)/7 equal to 10 to get our algebraic expression of: (x + 4)/7 = 10 If the problem asks you to solve for x, then we cross multiply: x + 4 = 10 * 7 x + 4 = 70 Subtract 4 from each side: x + 4 - 4 = 70 - 4 x = 66