# Numerator

Numerator[expr]

gives the numerator of expr.

# Details and Options

• Numerator picks out terms which do not have superficially negative exponents. Denominator picks out the remaining terms.
• An exponent is "superficially negative" if it has a negative number as a factor.
• The standard representation of rational expressions as products of powers means that you cannot simply use Part to extract numerators.
• Numerator can be used on rational numbers.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(3)

Extract the numerator of a rational number:

Extract the numerator of a rational expression:

Extract the numerator of a symbolic expression:

## Scope(9)

Rational numbers:

Gaussian rationals:

Rational expressions:

Select terms without syntactically negative exponents:

All exponents syntactically negative:

No syntactically negative exponents:

Compute the numerator over the integers modulo 5:

Compute the numerator while incorporating common trigonometric identities:

## Options(2)

### Modulus(1)

Find numerators over integers modulo :

### Trig(1)

Numerators of trigonometric functions:

## Applications(2)

Explore patterns in reduced rational numbers:

View the occurrences of integers as the numerator in reduced rational numbers:

## Properties & Relations(4)

Denominator gives the terms with negative exponents:

An expression is a quotient of its numerator and denominator:

Use Cancel to cancel common factors between the numerator and the denominator:

Together writes an expression as a fraction and cancels common terms:

Wolfram Research (1988), Numerator, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Numerator.html.

#### Text

Wolfram Research (1988), Numerator, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Numerator.html.

#### CMS

Wolfram Language. 1988. "Numerator." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Numerator.html.

#### APA

Wolfram Language. (1988). Numerator. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Numerator.html

#### BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_numerator, author="Wolfram Research", title="{Numerator}", year="1988", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Numerator.html}", note=[Accessed: 17-September-2024 ]}

#### BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2024_numerator, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={Numerator}, year={1988}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Numerator.html}, note=[Accessed: 17-September-2024 ]}