Happiness, said Carlyle, is as the value of a common fraction, which results from dividing the numerator by the denominator.
The denominator of decimals is never written, the dot placed before the first figure of the numerator expressing its value.
P is not a mere average, but is a weighted average, and T is always the denominator in the formula for P.
One factor in the numerator and one in the denominator make a “pair” of factors.
The fools are eternally trying to get happiness by multiplying the numerator, the wise divide the denominator.
It is then indicated at the extreme right of the denominator (fig. 353).
The numerator usually refers to the vertical distance, and the denominator to the horizontal distance.
The terms numerator and denominator are connected with the upper and lower numbers composing a fraction.
In preparing a study of this kind one feels the need of limiting its scope, by reducing the denominator as Arthur Helps remarked.
Hence, the numerator of a fractional exponent indicates the power, the denominator indicates the root.