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Function NUMERATOR, DENOMINATOR

Syntax

  • numerator rationalnumerator
  • denominator rationaldenominator

Arguments and Values

Description

numerator and denominator reduce rational to canonical form and compute the numerator or denominator of that number.

numerator and denominator return the numerator or denominator of the canonical form of rational.

If rational is an integer, numerator returns rational and denominator returns 1.

Examples

(numerator 1/2)

1

(denominator 12/36)

3

(numerator -1)

-1

(denominator (/ -33))

33

(numerator (/ 8 -6))

-4

(denominator (/ 8 -6))

3

Side Effects

None.

Affected By

None.

Exceptional Situations

None.

See Also

Notes

(gcd (numerator x) (denominator x))

1