## 1 1/2 Minus 3/4 as a Fraction

This article will guide you through the process of subtracting 3/4 from 1 1/2, resulting in a fraction.

### Step 1: Convert Mixed Number to a Fraction

The first step is to convert the mixed number, 1 1/2, into a fraction. To do this, we multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator of the fraction (2) and then add the numerator (1). This result becomes the new numerator, and the denominator stays the same.

1 1/2 = (1 * 2 + 1)/2 = 3/2

### Step 2: Find a Common Denominator

Now, we have 3/2 - 3/4. We need to find a common denominator for both fractions. The least common multiple of 2 and 4 is 4.

To change 3/2 to a fraction with a denominator of 4, we multiply both the numerator and denominator by 2:

(3 * 2)/(2 * 2) = 6/4

### Step 3: Subtract the Fractions

Now we can subtract the fractions:

6/4 - 3/4 = (6 - 3)/4

### Step 4: Simplify the Result

Finally, we simplify the result:

(6 - 3)/4 = 3/4

Therefore, 1 1/2 minus 3/4 is **3/4**.