The Young Mathematician's Guide: Being a Plain and Easy Introduction to the Mathematicks. In Five Parts. Viz. Arithmetick .... Algebra .... The elements of geometry .... Conick-sections .... The arithmetick of infinites .... I.. II.. III.. IV.. V.
A.Bettesworth, 1728 - 456 pages
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Page 164 - Denominator ; and each Numerator into all the "Denominators but its own, for New Numerators.
Page 48 - FRACTIONS, or broken numbers, are expressions for any assignable parts of an unit ; and are represented by two numbers, placed one above the other, with a line drawn between them. The number above the line is called the numerator, and that below the line the denominator.