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



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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