Examples from the Web for numerator
Multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same number does not alter the value of the fraction.Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education|Ontario Ministry of Education
Where plus or minus signs occur in the numerator or denominator, brackets or a vinculum is used.Popular scientific lectures|Ernst Mach
If the numerator is a multiple of 5, the fraction represents twentieths.
The fools are eternally trying to get happiness by multiplying the numerator, the wise divide the denominator.21|Frank Crane
The numerator of the third is the sum of the numerators of the first and second, its denominator, the sum of the two denominators.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf|Jane H. Newell
British Dictionary definitions for numerator
Word Origin and History for numerator
1540s, from Late Latin numerator "counter, numberer," agent noun from numerat-, past participle stem of numerare "to count, number," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)).