# Mixed Numbers/Fractions

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Mixed number (or mixed fraction) is a number that consists of integer and proper fraction.

In other words mixed numbers are "mix" of integer and proper fraction.

We write it in the following way: 4 1/5. Here, 4 is integer and 1/5 is proper fraction.

Other examples of mixed numbers are 15 7/9, 45 15/16 etc.

Note, that, for example, 14 8/7 is not correct mixed number, because 8/7 is not proper fraction. Another example of mixed numbers is following.

Suppose you have two rectangles. You divide each of them into 7 parts. You paint all 7 parts of first rectangle, i.e. you paint all rectangle and 4 parts of second rectangle.

In this case you paint 1 4/7.

In fact, mixed number is sum of integer and proper fraction: 1+4/7. We will see later how to perform such addition, but for now remember that 1 4/7 is equivalent to 1+4/7.