##### Chapter 4 Definitions

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Pharmacology: An Introduction

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decimal

another way to write a fraction if the denominator is a multiple of 10

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denominator

bottom of fraction

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fraction

part of a whole

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improper fraction

value is equal to, or greater than 1

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mixed number

written as a whole number and a fraction

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numerator

top number of a fraction

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percent

decimal fraction with a denominator of 100

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proper fraction

fractions that have a value less than 1

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proportion

an equation that expresses the equality between two ratios

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ratio

the relationship of one number to another expressed by whole numbers or fractions

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solute

substance dissolved in a solvent,usually presented in a lesser amount

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solution

homogenous mixture of two or more substances

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solvent

liquid portion of a solution that is capable of dissolving another substance