## Adding Mixed Numbers: 1 1/4 + 2 2/3

Adding mixed numbers can seem intimidating, but it's actually quite simple once you break it down. Here's how to add 1 1/4 + 2 2/3:

### Step 1: Find a Common Denominator

The first step is to find a common denominator for the fractions 1/4 and 2/3. The least common multiple of 4 and 3 is 12.

- Convert 1/4 to an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 12: 1/4 * 3/3 =
**3/12** - Convert 2/3 to an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 12: 2/3 * 4/4 =
**8/12**

### Step 2: Add the Fractions

Now that the fractions have the same denominator, we can add them:

3/12 + 8/12 = **11/12**

### Step 3: Add the Whole Numbers

Next, add the whole numbers from the original mixed numbers:

1 + 2 = **3**

### Step 4: Combine the Whole Number and Fraction

Finally, combine the whole number and the fraction:

**3 11/12**

Therefore, 1 1/4 + 2 2/3 = **3 11/12**.