Name: Maureen Beard
Question: There is a great Web site called Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics that attributes the first use of these terms to Leonardo of Pisa in 1202. (I looked under N for numerator.) The quote is in Latin but the translation given is I also looked in my dictionary. Numerator is a Latin word that means a number or a counter and denomerator means a standard or something held in common. So if you have a pizza and cut it into eight equal sized pieces then what each piece has in common is that it is oneeighth of a pizza. If the number of pieces you get to eat is three then you have threeeighths (3/8) of the pizza.. Cheers,Penny
