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Ratio of Two Numbers

We assume that you are familiar with arithmetic operations on integers, and are able to find the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) of numbers.

We are interested in numbers that can be written as a quotient of two integers:

          a/b   (a,b integers, b0)

Such a quotient is called a fractional number or just a fraction.

Here are some examples:

          1/5, 2/3, -1/2, 2/4, 22/7 , 13/1

The top part of a fraction is called the numerator and the bottom part the denominator of the fraction.

Note that any integer b can be written as the ratio of two numbers. Namely b=b/1.

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