Addition means putting two or more quantities together. This operation uses the plus sign, +. The numbers to be added are called addend. The result is called sum or total.

Consider this example:

There is 1 apple in the basket. There are also 2 apples on the table. If we move the 2 apples from the table and into the basket, the basket will have a total of 3 apples in it.

This scenario represents the addition of 1 and 2.

1 + 2 = 3

The 1 and 2 are the addends and 3 is the sum.

Your questions asks:

4 + 3 = ?

To add them, we may use a visual. (See the attached figure below.)

Let's say there are two boxes containing sticks. Box A has 4 sticks. Box B has 3 sticks.

Let's put together all these sticks in one big box. If we count the number of sticks inside the big box, we will learn that there are 7 sticks in the box.

**Therefore, 4 + 3 = 7.**