the number on the top portion of the fraction that represents the number of parts of the whole fraction
Numerator
the line separating the top portion of the fraction from the bottom portion of the fraction
dividing line
the number on the bottom portion of the fraction that represents the number of parts into which the whole is divided
denominator
this is a decimal system of weights and measures based on units of ten in which gram, meter, and liter are the basic units of measurement
metric system
is a system of measuring and weighing drugs and solutions in which fractions are used to identify parts o fthe unit of meausure. Basic units include weignts and liquid volume
Apothecaries system
the beginning point of the problem
given quantity
the answer to the problem
wanted quantity
the series of conversions necessary to achieve the answer to the problems
Unit poath
equivalents necessary to convert between systems of meausrement and allow unwanted units to be canceled from the problem