ok so does
equal
just confused over the the whole 1.. can i simplify it anymore or multiply the 1 into the fraction some how?
This is just a really unfortunate, ambiguous notation that should never have gone into use. Typically in mathematics, placing one term next to a fraction implies multiplication. But the same is occasionally done to indicate mixed fractions, hence the confusion. For clarity, you should write an explicit plus sign to indicate addition, or parentheses to indicate multiplication.
which is not, in general, equal to