Denominator

Pronunciation: /dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪ tər/ Explain

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/denominator

Mnemonic: Denominator down, numerator up.

References

  1. Oberg, Erik. Arithmetic Simplified. pg 21. www.archive.org. Industrial Press. 1914. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/arithmeticsimpli00oberrich#page/21/mode/1up/search/denominator. Buy the book
  2. Oberg, Erik. Elementary Algebra. pg 23. www.archive.org. Industrial Press. 1914. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/elementaryalgebr00oberrich#page/n26/mode/1up/search/denominator. Buy the book

More Information

  • McAdams, David E.. Fraction. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/f/fraction.html.

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McAdams, David E. Denominator. 7/4/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/denominator.html.

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7/4/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
1/22/2010: 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 E.)
11/25/2008: Changed expression to image. (McAdams, David E.)
9/16/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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