## Denominator

### What is the denominator?

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

## Practice Denominator

### Exercise #1

What is the marked part?

### Step-by-Step Solution

In the first book of fractions, we can see that there are three shaded parts out of six parts in total,

that is - 3/6

But this is not the final answer yet!

Let's pay attention that this fraction can be reduced,

meaning, it is possible to divide both the numerator and the denominator by the same number,

so that the fraction does not lose its value. In this case, the number is 3.

3:3=1
6:3=2

And so we get 1/2, or one half.
And if we look at the original drawing, we can see that half of it is colored.

$\frac{1}{2}$

### Exercise #2

My numerator is 4 and my denominator is 8.

Which am I?

### Step-by-Step Solution

Recall that the numerator is the top number, and the denominator is the bottom number.

Now let's represent it accordingly:

$\frac{4}{8}$

Let's divide the numerator and denominator by 4:

$\frac{4:4}{8:4}=\frac{1}{2}$

$\frac{1}{2}$

### Exercise #3

What fraction results from dividing 8 by 16?

### Step-by-Step Solution

Write the exercise translation:

$8:16$

Now write it in the form of a simple fraction, remembering that the numerator is above and the denominator is below:

$\frac{8}{16}$

Divide the numerator and denominator by the number that divides both of them, in this case the number is 8:

$\frac{8:8}{16:8}=\frac{1}{2}$

$\frac{1}{2}$

### Exercise #4

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

$5:6=$

Yes

### Exercise #5

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

$7:11$

Yes

### Exercise #1

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

$11:8$

No.

### Exercise #2

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

$2:1$

No

### Exercise #3

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

$1:2=$

Yes

### Exercise #4

My numerator is 8 and my denominator is 11.

Which am I?

### Video Solution

$\frac{8}{11}$

### Exercise #5

My numerator is 3 and my denominator is 8.

Which am I?

### Video Solution

$\frac{3}{8}$

### Exercise #1

My numerator is 2 and my denominator is 9.

Which am I?

### Video Solution

$\frac{2}{9}$

### Exercise #2

My numerator is 5 and my denominator is 8.

Which am I?

### Video Solution

$\frac{5}{8}$

### Exercise #3

What fraction results from dividing 2 by 3?

### Video Solution

$\frac{2}{3}$

### Exercise #4

What fraction results from dividing 9 by 13?

### Video Solution

$\frac{9}{13}$
$\frac{2}{5}$