## Adding Mixed Numbers: 1 1/2 + 2 1/3

Adding mixed numbers requires a bit more than simply adding the whole and fractional parts separately. Here's how to solve **1 1/2 + 2 1/3** step-by-step:

### 1. Find a Common Denominator

The fractions in the problem have different denominators (2 and 3). To add them, we need a common denominator. The least common multiple of 2 and 3 is 6.

- Convert 1/2 to an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 6: (1/2) * (3/3) = 3/6
- Convert 1/3 to an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 6: (1/3) * (2/2) = 2/6

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

Now our problem looks like this:

1 3/6 + 2 2/6

**Add the whole numbers:**1 + 2 = 3**Add the fractions:**3/6 + 2/6 = 5/6

### 3. Combine the Whole and Fractional Parts

The result is **3 5/6**.

### Simplifying the Answer

The fraction 5/6 is already in its simplest form, so **3 5/6** is our final answer.