The top part of a fraction

The bottom part of a fraction - the denominator - shows how many parts the whole is divided into. The top part - the numerator - indicates how many of the parts we have.

A way to remember

Thinking about the two parts of a fraction - the numerator and denominator - it is sometimes hard to remember which is which.

The word 'numerator' is based on the word 'number' - so the NUMerator shows the NUMber of pie slices. It goes on top.