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Dividend

In a fraction the dividend is above the fraction bar, the divisor is below this line.

 


Explanation

The numerator is also called dividend and the denominator is called divisor

       Numerator   =   Dividend   = Quotient
 Denominator    Divisor 

When calculating a fraction, a remainder may arise

Dividend ≡ Divisor × Quotient + Remainder

 


Rational numbers

If the numerator and the denominator are both integers you have a rational number

 


History

The concepts numerator and denominator were introduced by the French mathematician Nicole Oresme (about 1323 - 1382).


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