# Simplify |0.5|+|-1 1/2|

A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.
Simplify each term.
The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .
Write as a fraction with a common denominator.
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
is approximately which is negative so negate and remove the absolute value
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Combine and .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply by .