Carlos hiked #1 3/4# miles a nature trail to a fork in the trail. He then hiked #2 1/2# miles along a path that led to a waterfall. When Carlos reached the waterfall, how far had he hiked altogether?
Turn the mixed fractions into improper fractions by multiplying the number in front with the denominator and adding the numerator over the original denominator.
Make the denominator equal by multiplying the second fraction with