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

Adding mixed numbers can seem a bit daunting, but it's actually quite straightforward. Let's break down how to add **1 1/4 + 1 1/2**.

### Step 1: Find a Common Denominator

The first step is to find a common denominator for the fractions. The least common multiple of 4 and 2 is 4. So, we need to rewrite 1 1/2 with a denominator of 4:

**1 1/2 = 1 2/4**

### Step 2: Add the Fractions

Now we can add the fractions together:

**1/4 + 2/4 = 3/4**

### Step 3: Add the Whole Numbers

Next, add the whole numbers:

**1 + 1 = 2**

### Step 4: Combine the Results

Finally, combine the whole number and the fraction:

**2 + 3/4 = 2 3/4**