What is a Decimal Mixed Number? Definition and Examples


In math, a decimal mixed number is a number that is made up of a whole number and a decimal fraction.

For example, 6.5 is a decimal mixed number. Take a look at the figure below to see how we broke down 6.5 into a whole number and a decimal fraction.

Decimal mixed number

Notice that 5 / 10 = 0.5 so that 6.5 = 6 + 5 / 10 = 6 + 0.5

More examples of decimal mixed numbers


1. 8.06 = 8 + 6 / 100 = 8 + 0.06

8 is the whole number and 6 / 100 or 0.06 is the decimal fraction


2. 15.2 = 15 + 2 / 10 = 15 + 0.2

15 is the whole number and 2 / 10 or 0.2 is the decimal fraction


3. 4.009 = 4 + 9 / 1000 = 4 + 0.009

4 is the whole number and 9 / 1000 or 0.009 is the decimal fraction

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