mixed number


Definition of mixed number

: a number (such as 5²/₃) composed of an integer and a fraction

Examples of mixed number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Voters who didn’t cast their ballots by mail swung by polling places around the Bay Area in mixed numbers on Tuesday, many of them focused on picking a Democratic presidential candidate to run against President Trump. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Voters hit the polls around Bay Area on Super Tuesday," 3 Mar. 2020 Airports in Texas also reported mixed numbers for international passenger travel, owing in part to the Harvey storm system and changes in airline capacity. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "‘Trump effect’ on international tourism? San Antonio, Texas see mixed results," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of mixed number

1542, in the meaning defined above

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“Mixed number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20number. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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Kids Definition of mixed number

: a number (as 1²/₃) made up of a whole number and a fraction

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