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mixed number

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

First recorded in 1535–45
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mixed number in Science

mixed number

  1. A number, such as 738, 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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