The denominator is the bottom number of a fraction and represents the whole in its entirety.

For example:

The denominator is the bottom number of a fraction and represents the whole in its entirety.

For example:

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

\( 1:2= \)

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about the denominator and its function in fractions.

The denominator is one of the components of a fraction, therefore, to better understand what the denominator is, let's first talk about fractions.

A fraction is a number that is composed of two numbers:

The upper one which is called the numerator

A fractional line that represents a division

And the lower number which we call the denominator

**For example:**

The fraction could represent a certain part or even the entirety of a whole.

Test your knowledge

Question 1

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

\( 5:6= \)

Question 2

Choose the fraction that corresponds to the following description:

11 shirts are shared equally between 8 players.

Question 3

Match the following description with the corresponding fraction:

10 tickets are distributed equally among 9 couples.

The denominator represents the whole itself, that is, the totality of parts or portions there are.

For example, in the fraction

$7 \over 8$,

The denominator indicates that $8$ is the whole, in total there are $8$ parts.**Explanatory note as a gift**: The $7$ in the numerator represents a certain part within the whole $7$ parts within $8$, that is, $7$ eighths.

**Let's see it illustrated:**

**Discover the fractions whose denominator is** **$2$****:**

$\frac{2}{3}, \frac{5}{2}, \frac{2}{2}, \frac{7}{7}$

**Solution:**

$\frac{5}{2}$

In this fraction, the denominator is **$2$** –> the number located at the bottom.

$\frac{2}{2}$

In this fraction, the denominator is **$2$** –> the number located at the bottom.

Do you know what the answer is?

Question 1

Match the following description with the corresponding fraction:

3 apples are distributed equally among two children.

Question 2

\( \frac{3}{4}-\frac{1}{6}= \)

Question 3

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

\( 1:2= \)

Write $3$ fractions whose denominator is $5$:

**Solution:**

$\frac{2}{5}, \frac{12}{5}, \frac{5}{5}$

In the three fractions we wrote, the denominator is $5$. Any fraction you write that has the number $5$ as the denominator and any whole number as the numerator will be a correct answer.

Check your understanding

Question 1

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

\( 5:6= \)

Question 2

Choose the fraction that corresponds to the following description:

11 shirts are shared equally between 8 players.

Question 3

Match the following description with the corresponding fraction:

10 tickets are distributed equally among 9 couples.