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The New Arithmetic - Page 44
by Seymour Eaton - 1889 - 230 pages
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The elements of algebra

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 ^,...
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A New System of Arithmetic: In which is Explained and Applied to Practical ...

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...
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A New Practical and Theoretical Arithemtic: In Which, in Addition to the ...

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...
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A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC

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....
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Papers for the schoolmaster

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...
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A Theoretical and Practical Arithmetic: Designed for Common Schools and ...

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....
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An elementary intellectual arithmetic: containing numerous origional ...

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....
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A Practical and Theoretical Arithmetic: Designed for the Use of Schools and ...

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...
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An elementary intellectual arithmetic: containing numerous original ...

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....
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The analysis of written arithmetic: book first, designed for public and ...

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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