# What is a mixed number?

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Dec 11, 2014

A mixed number is one in which there is a whole number combined with a fraction. Examples include 1 1/2, 3 2/3, and 6 4/9. They can be converted into improper fractions by multiplying the denominator of the fraction times the whole number and adding the numerator, then placing the result over the denominator.

Examples

1 1/2 = 2 x 1 +1 =3/2

3 2/3 = 3 x 3 +2 = 11/3

6 4/9 = 9 x 6 + 4 = 58/4 = 29/2