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Let's choose our undefined terms

First the word; then the symbol

Using common sense in reducing fractions

## Minfro Numbers

The minfro numbers are the numbers children are naturally concerned with:

- mixed numbers
- proper fractions
- whole numbers

These three types of numbers combine to form a beautiful number system in its own right, and this number system deserves a name.

A children's name, if you will, not a name borrowed from algebra.

**MIN**FRO numbers include **MI**xed **N**umbers such as 1 ¾, 2 ½...

MIN**FR**O numbers include Proper **FR**actions such as ¼, ½...

MINFR**O** numbers include Wh**O**le Numbers such as 1, 2, 3, ...

Thus we have... THE **Minfro** Numbers!

See FAQ for answers to questions such as "Why do we need a new name for these numbers?"

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