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numerator

Maths the dividend of a fraction

numerator

[′nü·mə‚rād·ər]
(mathematics)
In a fraction a/b, the numerator is the quantity a.
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In three previous articles [4-6] it was shown that the model works quite well when all the numerators were substituted by Euler's number, so that
Table 5 begins the process of comparing the seven different numerators.
Once the spreadsheet is established with the appropriate cell formula to generate the numerators, denominators and is filled down, the following is carried out.
In this paper, we obtain some new results on this numerator, thanks to a simple local transformation in the graph algebra, preserving linear extensions.
To insure Perfect Solutions When adding like fractions, add the numerators only (the top numbers of the fractions).
To do so is in effect to compare numerators to numerators of fractions.
In addition, an estimate of the value of land is subtracted from the numerator because land is not included in the denominator.
Corporations may now exclude property and payroll from the numerators of the property and payroll factors if they relate to manufacturing regardless of whether the production operations occur in Pennsylvania or in other states.
The mandatory reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of basic and diluted EPS allows users to assess each security's dilutive effect.
net liquid assets to the numerator and by subtracting an estimate of the value of land from the numerator.
Fortunately, ratios constructed from various definitions all display quite similar patterns over time, and in light of the difficulties involved in measuring both the numerators and the denominators, the patterns of movement may be more important than the levels of the ratios.
Reconciliation of the Numerators and Denominators of the Basic and Diluted EPS Computations For The Three Months Ended September 30, 1999 September 30, 1998 (In millions) Income Shares Income Shares (numerator) (denominator) (numerator) (denominator) Basic EPS $13.