## Adding Whole Numbers and Mixed Numbers: 1 + 1 1/4

Adding a whole number and a mixed number might seem tricky, but it's actually quite simple! Here's how to add 1 + 1 1/4:

**1. Understand Mixed Numbers**

A mixed number combines a whole number and a fraction. In our case, 1 1/4 means one whole and one-quarter.

**2. Focus on the Fractions**

Since we're adding a whole number (1) to a mixed number, the whole number part of the mixed number (1) will be added directly. We only need to focus on the fractional part: 1/4.

**3. Adding the Whole Numbers**

1 (whole number) + 1 (whole number) = 2

**4. The Final Result**

Combining the whole number result with the fraction, we get **2 1/4**.

**Therefore, 1 + 1 1/4 equals 2 1/4.**