# Denominator

## Denominator

Second term in a fraction or in a fractional expression.

Term that indicates how many equivalent parts a whole has been divided into.

### Examples

• In the fraction $$\dfrac{4}{5}$$, the denominator is 5.
• In the fraction $$\dfrac{25}{18}$$, the denominator is 18.
• This indicates that the unit (the whole) has been subdivided into 18 equivalent parts.
• In the fractional expression $$\dfrac{3x\space + 5}{4x \space −\space 3}$$, the denominator is 4x – 3.