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mixed number

noun, Arithmetic.
a number consisting of a whole number and a fraction or decimal, as 4½ or 4.5.
Origin of mixed number
First recorded in 1535-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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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