## Simplifying Mixed Numbers: 1 1/4 as a Fraction

A mixed number, like **1 1/4**, combines a whole number (1) and a fraction (1/4). To simplify this into a single fraction, follow these steps:

### 1. Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction.

- 1 * 4 = 4

### 2. Add the numerator of the fraction to the result.

- 4 + 1 = 5

### 3. Keep the denominator the same.

- The denominator remains as 4.

### 4. Express the result as a fraction.

- The simplified fraction is
**5/4**.

Therefore, **1 1/4** is equivalent to **5/4** in its simplest form.