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Numerator

In a fraction the numerator is above the fraction bar, the denominator is below this line.

 


Explanation

The numerator is also called dividend and the denominator is called divisor

       numerator   =   dividend   = quotient
 denominator    divisor 

When calculating a fraction, a remainder may arise

Dividend ≡ Divisor × Quotient + Remainder

 


Rational numbers

If the numerator and the denominator are both integers you have a rational number

 


Additional information

The concepts numerator and denominator were introduced by the French mathematician Nicole Oresme.

 


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