## What does the numerator represent when dividing fractions?

Another method of writing division calculations is to use fractions. In a fraction, the top number, or numerator, is divided by the bottom number, or denominator. To understand this, let us consider the following example.

**What goes first numerator or denominator?**

You can use fractions to represent division. The fraction shows the numerator divided by the denominator. This rule can help you solve real-world problems.

Lucky for us, there is one: all we need to do is divide the numerator by the denominator! In other words, the numerator always goes inside the division box.

First, a fraction is made up of two integers—one on the top, and one on the bottom. The top one is called the numerator, the bottom one is called the denominator, and these two numbers are separated by a line.

There are several notations for division: They all mean to divide the number a by the number b. The number a is called the numerator (or sometimes dividend), the number b is called the denominator (or sometimes divisor), and the ratio a/b is called the quotient.

In other words, the numerator always goes inside the division box.

Since fractions are just shorthand for division, the numerator is the number that gets divided by the denominator. In a division problem, it is called the dividend .

In arithmetic: Rational numbers. …and n is called the numerator (it enumerates the number of fractional units that are taken). The numerator and denominator together are called the terms of the fraction.

A fraction is a division problem, in which the numerator is divided by the denominator.

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The numerator is the top number of a fraction. So in the fraction 3/8 the numerator is 3. In the fraction 1/9 the numerator is 1.

For example, 4⁄5 is a fraction, and the line separating the numbers 4 and 5 is the fraction bar. Here the number above the fraction bar is the numerator, and the one below the fraction bar is the denominator. A numerator represents the number of parts out of the whole, which is the denominator.