# Background Knowledge

## Terms

**Numerator**is the top number of the fraction.**Denominator**is the bottom number of the fraction.- In division, the number you dividing by is the
he answer is the**divisor. T**. (The beginning number is call the "dividend," but this term isn't used as often as the other terms.**quotient**

Fractions can be written with a horizontal line or the "slash," which is common with computers. For example, three-fifths, , can be written 3/5.

## More Information

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