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

Adding fractions can seem a bit daunting, but it's actually quite simple once you understand the steps. Let's break down how to add **1 1/3 + 1/3** and express the answer as a fraction.

### Understanding Mixed Numbers

First, let's understand what a mixed number is. A mixed number combines a whole number with a fraction. In our example, **1 1/3** represents one whole and one-third.

### Finding a Common Denominator

To add fractions, they need to have the same denominator (the bottom number). In this case, our fractions already have a common denominator of 3.

### Adding the Fractions

Now, we can simply add the numerators (the top numbers):

- 1/3 + 1/3 = 2/3

### Adding the Whole Number

We still need to add the whole number from our mixed number:

- 1 + 2/3 =
**1 2/3**

### Final Answer

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

Remember, always simplify your fractions if possible. In this case, the fraction 2/3 is already in its simplest form.