a number consisting of a whole number and a fraction or decimal, as 4½ or 4.5.
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How to use mixed number in a sentence
Can you write 100 in the form of a mixed number, using all the nine digits once, and only once?Amusements in Mathematics | Henry Ernest Dudeney
It will be seen from 17 that a mixed number corresponds with what is there called a mixed quantity.
An improper fraction is therefore equal either to an integer or to a mixed number.
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.Winning His Way | Charles Carleton Coffin
Scientific definitions for mixed number
A number, such as 738, 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.
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