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 We’re supposed to be adding and subtracting mixed numbers right now. oregonlive, 26 Mar. 2023 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, 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, 2 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mixed number was in 1542

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“Mixed number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20number. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

mixed number

: a number (as 5⅔) composed of a whole number and a fraction
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