# Definition:Rational Number/Fraction/Mixed Number

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## Definition

A **mixed number** is a rational number whose absolute value is greater than $1$, expressed in the form $r = n \frac p q$ where:

- $p$ and $q$ are integers such that $p < q$
- $r = n + \dfrac p q$

## Examples

- $1 \frac 1 2$ is a
**mixed number**.

- $\dfrac {-5} 4$ is not a
**mixed number**: it is an**improper fraction**.

## Also known as

A **mixed number** is also known as a **mixed fraction**. The terms are interchangeable.