# What Is a Mixed Fraction?

## 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 Definition

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a proper fraction as "a number consisting of an integer and a proper fraction; a mixed number."

## Examples of Mixed Fractions

Here are some examples of mixed fractions:

## Visualizing Mixed Fractions

A 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: