The number below the line is called the denominator. The denominator shows the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. The New Arithmetic - Page 44by Seymour Eaton - 1889 - 230 pagesFull view - About this book
| Andrew Bell (writer on mathematics.) - 1839
...quantity is unity divided by that quantity.1 Thus, - is the reciprocal of a. (ti (121.) 'The denominator **shows the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided,** and the numerator shows the number of those parts that are to be taken.1 3 Thus, in the fraction ^,... | |
| Calvin Tracy - Arithmetic - 1840 - 311 pages
...fraction in its numerator or denominator, or both, as, -J. =-, ^, &c. •> rt '"'?. 3. The denominator **shows the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided** ; and the numerator, how many of these parts are expressed in the fraction. Consequently, the greater... | |
| Horatio Nelson Robinson - Arithmetic - 1845 - 288 pages
...generally, a fraction must be expressed by two numbers one above another. The lower number denotes **the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. The** upper number shows bow many of these equal parts are taken. Hence, as the lower number of a fraction... | |
| DANIEL LEACH, WILLIAM D. SWAN - 1851
...the other, with a line between them. Thus, |, f. The term below the line is called the denominator, **and shows the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. The** term above the line is called the numerator ', and shows how many parts are expressed by the fraction.... | |
| Education
...part being expressed by the symbols J, \, &c.> the figure below the line, as denominator,, showing **the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided, the** figure above the line, a numerator, the number of such parts lakes. (a.) The meaning then of the fraction... | |
| Daniel Leach - Arithmetic - 1853
...the other, with a line between them. Thus, |, |. The term below the line is called the denominator, **and shows the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. The** term above the line is called the numerator, and shows how many parts are expressed by the fraction.... | |
| Daniel Leach, Robert Swan - Mental arithmetic - 1853 - 160 pages
...£ (four fifths), £ (three sevenths). The number below the line is called the denominator, .яла **shows the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. The** number above the line is called the numerator, and shows how many parts are expressed by the fraction.... | |
| Charles D. Lawrence - Arithmetic - 1854 - 310 pages
...yard. This five eighths is called a fraction. A fraction, then, is a part of a unit. The figure which **shows the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided** is written under a horizontal line, and that which shows how many of these parts are taken, is written... | |
| Daniel Leach - 1855
...them. Thus. £ (four fifths), 3- (three sevenths). The number below the line is called the denominator, **and shows the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided. The** number above the line is called the numerator, and shows how many parts are expressed by the fraction.... | |
| Stoddard A. Felter - Mathematics - 1866 - 303 pages
...Numerator and a Denominator, which are called the terms of the fraction. 111. The Denominator of a fraction **shows the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided,** and gives the name to the fraction. It may be written at the right of the numerator in words; as, 4... | |
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