denominator


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de·nom·in·a·tor

(dĕ-nom'i-nā'tŏr),
The lower portion of a fraction used to calculate a rate or ratio; the population at risk in the calculation of a rate or ratio.

denominator

Epidemiology The lower part of a fraction used to calculate a rate or ratio; in a rate, the denominator is usually the population–or population experience, as in person-yrs, etc. at risk

denominator

the bottom line of a fraction; the base population on which population rates such as birth and death rates are calculated.
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Table 3 displays the results for the addition, subtraction, denominator, and rewriting subscales.
Differences between pedestrians and bicyclists depended on whether person-trips or distance travelled was used as a denominator and whether fatalities or injuries were considered.
For terminating decimals one just needs to write the terminating sequence as the numerator with one followed by the same number of zeroes as the length of the sequence in the denominator.
The denominator does not include residents who already were determined to be totally dependent or comatose on the previous assessment.
To find this common denominator, multiply the two denominators together (5 x 4 = 20).
The common denominator should be part of a common Arab objective.
Back in 1995 all the Djs were playing lowest common denominator handbag and happy house, but I wanted to do quality, cutting-edge music.
So, while it is important to keep the difference between the numerator and denominator of the degree ratio in mind, this should not significantly impair its usefulness as an indicator of progress at the national level.
Surveillance for infections in home care will require methods to identify appropriate numerator and denominator data for calculating infection rates for inter- and intra-agency comparison and benchmarks.
The insight comes from a clear understanding of the denominator, because this is where the strategy is embedded.
Mr Ben Evans appeared to suggest in a radio interview that this had been their policy, saying: "We have been accused of having low standards and pandering to the lowest common denominator, but I don't apologise for that at all.
So, till decimalization becomes a reality, keep dividing the numerator by the denominator to determine that, say, 11/32 in a stock's price equals 0.