## 1 1/2 Cups Minus 3/4: A Step-by-Step Guide

This article will guide you through the process of subtracting 3/4 from 1 1/2 cups.

### Understanding the Problem

We need to subtract **3/4 of a cup** from **1 1/2 cups**.

### Converting Mixed Numbers to Fractions

First, we need to convert the mixed number **1 1/2** into an improper fraction.

- Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator of the fraction (2): 1 x 2 = 2
- Add the numerator of the fraction (1): 2 + 1 = 3
- Keep the same denominator: 3/2

Now, our problem becomes: **3/2 - 3/4**

### Finding a Common Denominator

To subtract fractions, they must have the same denominator. The least common denominator for 2 and 4 is 4.

- To convert 3/2 to a fraction with a denominator of 4, multiply both the numerator and denominator by 2: (3 x 2) / (2 x 2) = 6/4

Our problem now looks like this: **6/4 - 3/4**

### Subtracting the Fractions

Now that both fractions have the same denominator, we can subtract the numerators.

**6/4 - 3/4 = 3/4**

### The Answer

**1 1/2 cups minus 3/4 cup equals 3/4 cup.**