## Subtracting Fractions: 1 1/2 Cups Minus 1/3 Cup

This is a common problem that arises when cooking or baking. Here's how to solve it:

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

- 1 1/2 is the same as (1 x 2 + 1) / 2 = 3/2

### 2. Find a Common Denominator:

- The smallest common denominator for 2 and 3 is 6.
- Convert 3/2 to 9/6 (multiply numerator and denominator by 3).
- Convert 1/3 to 2/6 (multiply numerator and denominator by 2).

### 3. Subtract the Fractions:

- 9/6 - 2/6 = 7/6

### 4. Simplify the Answer (Optional):

- 7/6 is an improper fraction. You can convert it back to a mixed number: 1 1/6.

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