# denominator

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## denominator

the divisor of a fraction, as 8 in ⅞

## denominator

[də′näm·ə‚nād·ər]
(mathematics)
In a fraction, the term that divides the other term (called the numerator), and is written below the line.
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Based on the pretest sample, prior math research, and our previous findings, we anticipated students would make the most mistakes in Combining (C: Student combines numerators together and denominators together), Add All (AA: Student adds together all the numbers of the fractions and finds a total sum), Select Denominator (SD: Student uses one of the denominators in the answer without finding the equivalent fraction), and Equivalent Fractions (EQ: Student makes an error when attempting to find an equivalent fraction).
A team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated injury rates for various modes of travel in the United States over the period 1999-2003 inclusive, using a person-trip denominator.
The next most interesting denominator will be 2 x 13 = 26, because of the strange property shown by 13.
In this case, the denominator would be those residents who are coded with frequent or occasional incontinence on the current assessment.
In this example, the whole number (1) is multiplied by the denominator of the fraction (4).
The special rule does not apply here and the U stock held by K (the EAG member) must be excluded from the numerator and the denominator in accordance with the general rule.
The common denominator I regret to state is that the North Wales Police have not been able to bring the culprits to justice (unless there have been announcements in the Press contrary that I have missed).
He noted that the process itself is "raising all the posts [by] trying to bring all up to a higher standard [rather than] searching for a common denominator.
In designing a system of any type, where there is a range of requirements that need to be met to satisfy a number of diverse customers, it always helps to start at the least common denominator and then add where necessary to satisfy the more demanding requirements.
Nevertheless,, the specified method of dropping the certainty stratum and strata with high sampling rates from the denominator of the calculation does not represent good statistics and may even provide an incentive for bad sample design by discouraging some of the best methods of control of sampling variability, namely larger certainty and high sampling rate strata.
The leader must be one with the resources to act swiftly to find a common Arab denominator so that a collective Arab leadership can come up with an offer for the stabilisation of Iraq, an offer which the Bush administration cannot refuse in this year of US presidential elections.
A common denominator of all the projects is that they improve a military installation's strategic mobility.

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