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Rule 2: Zero in the Numerator of a Simple Fractions

**A numerator is allowed to take on the value of zero in a
fraction. Any legal fraction (denominator not equal to zero) with a
numerator equal to zero has an overall value of zero.**

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This means , , all have a fraction
value of zero because the numerators are equal to zero.

**Example 1:** Find the
numerator, denominator, division symbol, and value for the simple
fraction .

**Answer.** The numerator is 0, the denominator is 9, the
division symbol is -, and the value of the fraction is 0 because the
value of the numerator is zero.

**Example 2:** Find the numerator, denominator, division
symbol, and value for the simple fraction .

**Answer.** The numerator is 0, the denominator is -11,
the division symbol is -, and the value of the fraction is 0 because
the value of the numerator is zero.

**Example 3:** Find the numerator, denominator, division
symbol, and value for the simple fraction .

**Answer.** Not a legal fraction, no value because the denominator
is not allowed to have a value of zero. (See Rule 1).

**Work the following problems and click
on Answer to check your results.**

**Problem 1:** Write the numerator,
denominator, and division symbol for the simple fraction .

**Answer**

**Problem 2:** Write the numerator, denominator, and division symbol
for the simple fraction .

**Answer**

**Problem 3:** Write the numerator, denominator, and
division symbol for the simple fraction .

**Answer**

**Problem 4:** Write the numerator, denominator, and division symbol
for the simple fraction .

**Answer**

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