Numerator

Pronunciation: /ˈnu məˌreɪ 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/denominator

References

  1. Fine, Henry B., Ph. D.. Number-System of Algebra Treated Theoretically and Historically, 2nd edition, pg 12. D. C. Heath & Co., Boston, U.S.A., 1907. (Accessed: 2009-12-19). http://www.archive.org/stream/thenumbersystemo17920gut/17920-pdf#page/n21/mode/1up.
  2. Oberg, Erik. Elementary Algebra, pg 23. Industrial Press, 1914. (Accessed: 2010-01-22). http://www.archive.org/stream/elementaryalgebr00oberrich#page/n26/mode/1up/search/numerator.
  3. Oberg, Erik. Arithmetic Simplified, pg 21. Industrial Press, 1914. (Accessed: 2010-01-22). http://www.archive.org/stream/arithmeticsimpli00oberrich#page/21/mode/1up/search/numerator.
  4. numerator. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=numerator&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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

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2009-12-21: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-12-24: Corrected the description in the header (McAdams, David.)
2008-11-28: Changed equations to images (McAdams, David.)
2008-09-16: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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