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Numerator

What is the numerator? The numerator is the top number of a fraction and represents the portion within the whole part.

For example:

The numerator is the top number of a fraction and represents the portion within the whole part

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Numerator

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

What is the numerator?

The numerator is one of the components of the fraction, therefore, to better understand what the numerator is, let's first talk about fractions.
A fraction is a number that is composed of two numbers:
The top one which is called the numerator
A fraction bar that represents division
And the bottom number which we call denominator

For example:

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


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What function does the numerator serve?

The numerator represents a certain part within the whole.
For example, in the fraction
 585\over 8,
The numerator 5 represents 5 eighths –> 55 portions or parts within 88
Explanatory note as a gift: The 88 in the denominator represents the whole –> 88
parts or portions

Let's see it illustrated:

The denominator 8 represents the division into 8 parts

Now that you know everything you need about the numerator, let's practice!
Discover the fractions with numerator 11:
13,51,11,55,\frac{1}{3}, \frac{5}{1}, \frac{1}{1}, \frac{5}{5},

Solution:
13\frac{1}{3}
In this fraction, the numerator is 11 –> the number located at the top.

11\frac{1}{1}
In this fraction, the numerator is 11 –> the number located at the top.

Write 33 fractions that have the number 22 in the numerator

Solution:
22,24,23,\frac{2}{2}, \frac{2}{4}, \frac{2}{3},

In the three fractions we wrote, the numerator is 22. Any fraction you write with 22 in the numerator and with any whole number except 00 in the denominator, will be a correct answer.


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