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# Denominator

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In math, the bottom part of a fraction is called the **denominator**. A denominator cannot be zero. If the line part of the fraction is flat, the denominator is on the bottom. If the line part is at a slant, the denominator is on the right.The upper part is called the numerator of the fraction. For example:

- In [math]3/4[/math] the denominator is "4".
- In [math]23+76/100[/math] the denominator is "100".
- In [math]15/(35+7)[/math] the denominator is "(35+7)".
- In [math]a / (6b + c)[/math], the denominator is "(6
*b*+*c*)".