# mixed number

noun, Arithmetic
1.
a number consisting of a whole number and a fraction or decimal, as 4½ or 4.5.
Origin of mixed number
1535-1545
1535-45
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Historical Examples
• An improper fraction is therefore equal either to an integer or to a mixed number.

• It will be seen from 17 that a mixed number corresponds with what is there called a mixed quantity.

• He wondered if 6/4 was a vulgar fraction, and if so, he thought it would be better to express it as a mixed number, 1½.

Charles Carleton Coffin
• Can you write 100 in the form of a mixed number, using all the nine digits once, and only once?

Henry Ernest Dudeney
mixed number in Science
 mixed number   A number, such as 7 3/8 , consisting of a whole number and a fraction.An expression, such as 7x + 6 - 5/(x + 4) , consisting of a polynomial and a rational algebraic fraction.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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### Word Value for mixed

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