No mathematician in the world would bother making these senseless distinctions: 2 1/2 is a 'mixed number ' while 5/2 is an 'improper fraction.' They're EQUAL for crying out loud. They are the exact same numbers and have the exact same properties. Who uses such words outside of fourth grade?



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