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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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I wonder if "lowest common denominator" shows up in the Common Core State Standards?
This took significant coaching, as the students returned to "eleven is more" but had trouble with the "pieces in a whole", asserting that the denominator was "pieces in all" and not yet conceptually understanding why one did not add the denominators.
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).
Annual crude fatality and police-reported injury rates were calculated by dividing the number of injury events, averaged over the three years, by one of the three denominators: BC population; person-trips; and km travelled.
(5) Young drivers are considered to constitute a particularly high-risk group, (6,7) but the true nature of the risk is not usually appreciated because of the use of an inappropriate denominator. Fatality or injury estimates expressed as counts tend to under-represent the risk associated with young drivers, who comprise a relatively small proportion of the total driving population.
Once the spreadsheet is established with the appropriate cell formula to generate the numerators, denominators and is filled down, the following is carried out.
The denominator polynomials [D.sub.k] (s) (k = 1, 2, ..., n) of the reduced order models are obtained by the following new algorithms based on the Differentiation Method avoiding the formulation of Routh-type arrays unlike method.
Unlike fractions have different denominators. They are more difficult because only like things can be added or subtracted.
Parents typically find themselves less than helpful when asked to help a child with common denominators or world history questions: here are 3,000 definitions, with entries organized by subject area and an index and organization which lends to parent/child interactions.
Type 2 denominators will divide into each other an even number of times.
With great interest, I discovered that this confession provided a significant foundation for both common denominators and variations in Baptist life.
A demolition estimator must develop the good habit of using an estimating system that includes the me of "common denominators" as they relate to the demolition projects being estimated.