mixed number

noun Arithmetic.
a number consisting of a whole number and a fraction or decimal, as 4½ or 4.5.

Origin:
1535–45

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mixed number  
  1. A number, such as 7 3/8 , consisting of a whole number and a fraction.

  2. An expression, such as 7x + 6 - 5/(x + 4) , consisting of a polynomial and a rational algebraic fraction.


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Comparing is limited to fraction to fraction, mixed number to mixed number, or improper fraction to improper fraction.
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