Mixed Fractions (Mathematics Glossary)
What Is a Mixed Fraction?A mixed fraction is a type of fraction.
A mixed fraction 'mixes' a whole number with a proper fraction.
Dictionary DefinitionThe Oxford English Dictionary defines a proper fraction as "a number consisting of an integer and a proper fraction; a mixed number."
Examples of Mixed FractionsHere are some examples of mixed fractions:
Visualizing Improper FractionsA useful way of visualizing fractions is to picture it as a cake being cut into equal parts.
For mixed fractions, there is at least one whole cake, with some slices left over to make part of another whole cake:
Converting Mixed Fractions to Improper FractionsMixed fractions can be converted to improper fractions.
Read more about converting mixed fractions to improper fractions
Here's a second test on mixed fractions.
Here's a third test on mixed fractions.
Here's a dynamic test on mixed fractions.
What Is a Fraction?A fraction is a part of a whole number.
Fractions consist of a numerator and a denominator.
There are three different types of fractions:
The Size of Mixed FractionsAn mixed fraction is always greater than 1.
It has at least one whole number (1) and then a fraction more.