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Q: What is the difference between a mixed number and a whole number?

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A mixed number is a number with both a whole number and a fraction.

Mixed number contains a whole number and a fraction, a simplified fraction is eg 2/3 rather than 4/6.

A whole number is any number that is not a fraction, decimal, or mixed number. A nonzero whole number is the same, except that it doesn't equal zero.

It is replacing the number by the whole number such that the difference between the number and that whole number is the smallest that it can be.

an integer is a whole number

No. A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction.

0.3 is not a whole number and 3.0 is a whole number

No.The mixed number 21/2, for example, is greater than the whole number 2, but smaller than the whole number 3.In fact, given any mixed number (which does have a fractional part), it is always possible to find a pair of consecutive whole numbers such that the mixed number is between them.

A question about "the difference between" requires two objects!

There is no difference.

It is often a fraction but can be a mixed or whole number.

There are no differences.

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