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

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

**For example:**

Write the fraction shown in the drawing, in numbers:

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

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.

Test your knowledge

Question 1

Write the fraction shown in the drawing, in numbers:

Question 2

Write the fraction shown in the drawing, in numbers:

Question 3

What is the marked part?

The numerator represents a certain part within the whole.

For example, in the fraction

$5\over 8$,

The numerator 5 represents 5 eighths –> $5$ portions or parts within $8$. **Explanatory note as a gift**: The $8$ in the denominator represents the whole –> $8$

parts or portions

**Let's see it illustrated:**

Now that you know everything you need about the numerator, let's practice!**Discover the fractions with numerator** **$1$****:**

$\frac{1}{3}, \frac{5}{1}, \frac{1}{1}, \frac{5}{5},$

**Solution:**

$\frac{1}{3}$

In this fraction, the numerator is $1$ –> the number located at the top.

$\frac{1}{1}$

In this fraction, the numerator is $1$ –> the number located at the top.

**Write** **$3$**** fractions that have the number** **$2$** **in the numerator**

**Solution:**

$\frac{2}{2}, \frac{2}{4}, \frac{2}{3},$

In the three fractions we wrote, the numerator is **$2$**. Any fraction you write with **$2$** in the numerator and with any whole number except $0$ in the denominator, will be a correct answer.

What is the marked part?

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'snotice 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.

$\frac{1}{2}$

My numerator is 6 and my denominator is 7.

Which am I?

Remember that the numerator of the fraction is the top, while the denominator of the fraction is the bottom.

Now we'll place them accordingly and get:

$\frac{6}{7}$

$\frac{6}{7}$

What fraction results from dividing 8 by 16?

Write the exercise:

$8:16$

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:

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

$\frac{1}{2}$

My numerator is 4 and my denominator is 8.

Which am I?

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:

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

$\frac{1}{2}$

$18:3=$

Let's write the expression in the following form:

$\frac{18}{3}$

We'll divide both the numerator and denominator by 3 and get:

$\frac{6}{1}=6$

$6$

Do you know what the answer is?

Question 1

What is the marked part?

Question 2

What is the marked part?

Question 3

What is the marked part?

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