**Definition of Denominator**

- The number below the bar in a fraction is called the Denominator.
- We can also define denominator as the number of parts that a whole is divided into.

**More about Denominator**

- A fraction with zero (0) in the denominator is undefined.

**Example of Denominator**

- The given circle is divided into 3 parts.

Out of the 3 parts, one part is shaded.

So, we write this model as in fraction form.

In this fraction 3 is the denominator whereas 1 is the numerator.

**Solved Example on Denominator**

Identify the denominator in the fraction .

Choices:

A. 39

B. 19

C. 40

D. 20

Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1:In a fraction, the number below the bar is called the denominator.

Step 2:In the given fraction, the number below the bar is 39.

Step 3:So, the denominator is 39.

**Related Terms for Denominator**

- Fraction
- Numerator