Denominator

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In math, the bottom part of a fraction is called the denominator. A denominator cannot be zero. If the line part of the fraction is flat, the denominator is on the bottom. If the line part is at a slant, the denominator is on the right.The upper part is called the numerator of the fraction. For example:

  • In 3/4 the denominator is "4".
  • In 23+76/100 the denominator is "100".
  • In 15/(35+7) the denominator is "(35+7)".
  • In a / (6b + c), the denominator is "(6b + c)".