# mixed number

nounArithmetic.
1. a number consisting of a whole number and a fraction or decimal, as 4½ or 4.5.

## Origin of mixed number

1
First recorded in 1535–45

## Words Nearby mixed number

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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

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.