In the algebraic fraction a/b, the dividend a is called the numerator and the divisor b is called the denominator. The numerator and denominator are called the terms of the algebraic fraction.
2. History of fractions:
The word fraction actually comes from the Latin "fractio" which means to break. All the ancient civilizations had long histories of using fractions.
Egyptians' using of fraction dates back to as early as 1800 BC, with 10-based seperations.
Ancient Romans used words to describe fractions, and their fractions were based on twelfths.
The Babylonians' using of fraction is based on 60.
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