mixed number


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mixed number

n.
A number, such as 7 1/4 , consisting of an integer and a fraction or decimal.

mixed′ num′ber


n.
a number consisting of a whole number and a fraction or decimal, as 4½ or 4.5.
[1535–45]

mixed number

(mĭkst)
A number, such as 7 3/8 , consisting of a whole number and a fraction.
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b) Simple or mixed number fractions, like or unlike denominators.
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Such fractions can be expressed as a mixed number by dividing the numerator by the denominator, as shown below:
What could very well be involved is that mixed number antecedents cause no difficulties; disregarding distributive uses of, say, the singular (with multiple singular antecedents), singular plus dual or plural will trigger plural agreement.
This error is a student-developed modification of the poorly understood short-cut algorithm for renaming a mixed number as an improper fraction (see Category I example E).
It confuses students who correctly learned that the word 'and' is used in mathematics only when signifying a mixed number (common fraction or decimal).
Last, students had to judge whether the fraction in the answer needed rewriting to produce a mixed number or no rewriting to remain as a simple fraction.