# What is the difference between divisor, dividend, nominator, and denominator?

Mar 24, 2018

A numerator is a dividend.

A denominator is a divisor.

#### Explanation:

There are two common ways to express a division operation.

$a \div b = c$

$\frac{a}{b} = c$

These two statements are equivalent. In both cases, $a$ is the numerator (or dividend) and $b$ is the denominator (or divisor).