## Subtracting Fractions: 1 1/2 Cup minus 2/3 Cup

This problem involves subtracting fractions, but one of the numbers is a mixed number. Let's break down the steps to solve it:

### 1. Convert the Mixed Number to a Fraction

**1 1/2**is the same as**3/2**. To see this, multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator (2) and add the numerator (1). Keep the same denominator: (1 * 2) + 1 = 3.

### 2. Find a Common Denominator

- The denominators of our fractions are 2 and 3. The least common denominator is 6.
- Convert
**3/2**to**9/6**(multiply numerator and denominator by 3). - Convert
**2/3**to**4/6**(multiply numerator and denominator by 2).

### 3. Subtract the Fractions

- Now we have
**9/6 - 4/6**. - Subtract the numerators and keep the denominator:
**(9 - 4) / 6 = 5/6**

### Answer

Therefore, 1 1/2 cup minus 2/3 cup is equal to **5/6 cup**.