MathsFractionsMixed Fractions – Part 1

Mixed Fractions – Part 1

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Mixed Fractions
    • Whole Part and Fractional Part
    • Representing a Mixed Fraction as a Sum
  • Summary
  • What’s Next?

In the previous segment of Class 6 Maths, we discussed different types of fractions. Here let us learn about Mixed fractions.

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    What is a Mixed fraction?

    A fraction which is a combination of a whole number and a proper fraction is known as a Mixed fraction.

    For example,

    5 2 is a mixed fraction. Here, 5is a whole number and2 is a proper fraction.

    3 3

    What is the Whole part and Fractional part?

    In a mixed fraction, the whole number is known as the ‘Whole part’ of the mixed fraction and the proper fraction is known as the ‘Fractional part’ of the mixed fraction.

    For example,

    In the mixed fraction 11 3,

    4

    • 11,which is a whole number, is called the whole part of 11 3

    4

    , which is a proper fraction, is called the fractional part of 11 3 4 4

    • 3

    Representing a mixed fraction as a sum

    Any mixed fraction can be represented as the sum of its whole part and fractional part. For example,

    • 5 2 can be represented as

    3

    5 2 = 5 + 2

    3 3

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