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

Adding mixed numbers can seem daunting, but it's a straightforward process once you understand the steps. Let's break down how to add **1 1/2 + 1 1/4**.

### Step 1: Find a Common Denominator

The fractions in our mixed numbers have different denominators (2 and 4). To add them, we need a common denominator. The least common multiple of 2 and 4 is 4.

- Convert 1/2 to an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 4: (1/2) * (2/2) =
**2/4**

Now our problem looks like this: **1 2/4 + 1 1/4**

### Step 2: Add the Whole Numbers and Fractions Separately

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

### Step 3: Combine the Results

We now have **2 3/4**.

### Final Answer

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