Number associated with what it counts, evaluates, measures, quantifies, or describes in any way.

In some ways, a denominate number is a

**something.***number-of*### Examples

- A temperature is usually represented by a denominate number, for example: 10 °C.
- A size is often expressed by a denominate number, for example: 172 cm.
- A measurement is not a denominate number, but a number that forms part of a denominate number. This means that the
*measurement of a square surface*is the area of this square. An area of 100 m² is a denominate number, asquare metres.*number-of* - An angle of rotation is a denominate number (and not a geometric shape).

### Educational Note

When solving calculations, we use numbers and not denominate numbers. The answer to a calculation is also expressed by a number, while the solution to a problem often requires using a denominate number in order to show what we’re talking about.

Problem: In a jar, there are 8 blue balls and 6 yellow balls. How many balls are there in this jar?

Calculate : 8 + 6 = 14.

Answer : 14 balls.