Denominator

Pronunciation: /dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪ tər/ ?

A fraction has a numerator and a denominator.[1] The numerator is on top and the denominator is on bottom. The numerator is divided by the denominator.

numerator divided by denominator.

References

  1. denominator. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=denominator&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
  2. Oberg, Erik. Arithmetic Simplified, pg 21. Industrial Press, 1914. (Accessed: 2010-01-22). http://www.archive.org/stream/arithmeticsimpli00oberrich#page/21/mode/1up/search/denominator.
  3. Oberg, Erik. Elementary Algebra, pg 23. Industrial Press, 1914. (Accessed: 2010-01-22). http://www.archive.org/stream/elementaryalgebr00oberrich#page/n26/mode/1up/search/denominator.

More Information

  • McAdams, David. Fraction. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Fraction.
  • McAdams, David. Numerator. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Numerator.

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2010-01-22: Added "References", expanded discussion of the degree of a term with more than one variable, and corrected typo in final paragraph on degree of an equation. (McAdams, David.)
2008-11-25: Changed expression to image (McAdams, David.)
2008-09-16: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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