Origin of denominator
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Or the third term of the proportion may be multiplied by the denominator of the fraction representing the aliquot part.
The denominator of decimals is never written, the dot placed before the first figure of the numerator expressing its value.
A vulgar fraction is reduced to a decimal by dividing the numerator (increased sufficiently with ciphers) by the denominator.
One factor in the numerator and one in the denominator make a “pair” of factors.Turning and Boring
Franklin D. Jones
Look up the method of solving when the unknowns are in the denominator.A Review of Algebra
Romeyn Henry Rivenburg
- the divisor of a fraction, as 8 in 7/8Compare numerator (def. 1)
- archaic a person or thing that denominates or designates
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Word Origin and History for denominator
1540s, in mathematics, from Medieval Latin denominator, agent noun from past participle stem of denominare (see denomination).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The number below or to the right of the line in a fraction, indicating the number of equal parts into which one whole is divided. For example, in the fraction 27, 7 is the denominator.
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