mixed number


Definition of Mixed Number

  • A number that is the sum of a whole number and a proper fraction is called a mixed number.
  • In other words, a mixed number is a number that has a whole number part and a fractional part.

Examples of Mixed Number

  •  is a mixed number where 5 is a whole number  is a proper fraction.
  • The following are few more examples of mixed numbers.

Solved Example on Mixed Number

Joe is  ft tall. Write the fraction as a mixed number.
Choices:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Correct Answer: D
Solution:
Step 1: .                                                           [Original fraction.]
Step 2: Divide 41 by 7.
                           
Step 3:                           [Write in the form .]
Step 4: The mixed number for the improper fraction  is .

Related Terms for Mixed Number

  • Whole Number
  • Proper Fraction
  • Sum