## Adding Mixed Numbers: 1 1/2 + 1 1/4

Adding mixed numbers can seem a bit daunting, but it's actually quite straightforward. Let's break down how to solve **1 1/2 + 1 1/4**.

### 1. Find a Common Denominator

The fractions in our problem have different denominators (2 and 4). We need to find a common denominator to add them. The least common denominator of 2 and 4 is 4.

- Convert 1 1/2 to an equivalent fraction: 1 1/2 = 1 2/4

### 2. Add the Whole Numbers and the Fractions

Now that we have a common denominator, we can add the whole numbers and the fractions separately:

**Whole numbers:**1 + 1 = 2**Fractions:**2/4 + 1/4 = 3/4

### 3. Combine the Results

Finally, combine the whole number sum and the fraction sum:

- 2 + 3/4 =
**2 3/4**

Therefore, **1 1/2 + 1 1/4 = 2 3/4**.