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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.