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Posted by on June 12, 2024 at 5:39 pm

What is a mixed number?

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• Sagar

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June 13, 2024 at 1:01 pm
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A mixed number is a representation of a number that combines a whole number and a fraction.

For example, 3 1/2 is a mixed number, where 3 is the whole number part and 1/2 is the fractional part.

The key features of a mixed number are:

1. It consists of a whole number and a proper fraction (a fraction where the numerator is less than the denominator).

2. The whole number and fraction are separated by a space or a hyphen.

3. Mixed numbers are often used to represent quantities that are not exactly whole numbers, but instead have a fractional component.

4. Mixed numbers provide a way to express quantities that are in between whole numbers, making them useful for measurement, cooking, and other applications where precise amounts are required.

5. Mathematically, a mixed number can be converted to an improper fraction by multiplying the whole number by the denominator of the fraction and adding the numerator.

So in summary, a mixed number combines a whole number and a fraction to represent a quantity that is not a whole number. This format is commonly used in various mathematical and practical applications.

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