## Adding Fractions: 1 1/2 + 2/3

Adding fractions requires that they have a common denominator. Here's how to solve the problem:

### Step 1: Convert Mixed Number to a Fraction

- First, convert the mixed number
**1 1/2**into an improper fraction:- Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator (2) and add the numerator (1): 1 * 2 + 1 = 3
- Keep the same denominator: 3/2

### Step 2: Find a Common Denominator

- The smallest common denominator for 2 and 3 is 6.
- Convert both fractions to have a denominator of 6:
**3/2*** (3/3) =**9/6****2/3*** (2/2) =**4/6**

### Step 3: Add the Fractions

- Now that the fractions have the same denominator, add the numerators:
**9/6 + 4/6 = 13/6**

### Step 4: Simplify the Answer (Optional)

- The fraction 13/6 is an improper fraction. You can convert it back to a mixed number:
**13/6**=**2 1/6**

### Answer:

Therefore, **1 1/2 + 2/3 = 13/6** or **2 1/6**.