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    how to read this mixed number


    I have recenty seen a mixed number whose equivalent fraction is 1.6. It is written as a whole number "1" followed by a proper fraction "3/5". I know I should read it like "one and three fifths". But I am just wondering if I can also say "one and three over five"?


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    Re: how to read this mixed number

    You could, but it would be unusual.

    For larger numbers, this is common. For 376/983 you would more likely here "three seventy-six over nine eighty-three."

    But "three fifths" is pretty basic. Stick with that.

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    Re: how to read this mixed number

    In BrE, we're more likely to call 376/983 "three hundred and seventy-six over nine hundred and eighty-three".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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