## Subtracting Mixed Numbers: 1 1/3 - 1 1/4

This article will guide you through the process of subtracting mixed numbers, specifically focusing on the problem **1 1/3 - 1 1/4**.

### Understanding Mixed Numbers

Mixed numbers consist of a whole number and a fraction. To subtract mixed numbers, we need to ensure that the fractions have the same denominator.

### Finding a Common Denominator

**Identify the denominators:**Our fractions are 1/3 and 1/4.**Find the Least Common Multiple (LCM):**The LCM of 3 and 4 is 12.**Convert the fractions:**- 1/3 = 4/12
- 1/4 = 3/12

### Subtracting the Fractions

Now that the fractions have the same denominator, we can subtract them:

- 4/12 - 3/12 = 1/12

### Subtracting the Whole Numbers

Since the whole numbers are the same (1 in both cases), subtracting them results in 0.

### Combining the Results

Finally, we combine the results of the fraction and whole number subtraction:

- 0 + 1/12 =
**1/12**