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

Adding mixed numbers can seem tricky, but it's actually quite simple once you understand the process. Here's how to add **1 1/3 + 1 1/2**:

### Step 1: Find a Common Denominator

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

**1 1/3**becomes**1 2/6**(multiply numerator and denominator of 1/3 by 2)**1 1/2**becomes**1 3/6**(multiply numerator and denominator of 1/2 by 3)

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

Now we have: **1 2/6 + 1 3/6**

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

### Step 3: Combine the Results

We now have **2 5/6**.

**Therefore, 1 1/3 + 1 1/2 = 2 5/6.**