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

Let's solve the problem of subtracting **2/3 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 * 2 = 2
- Add the numerator of the fraction (1): 2 + 1 = 3
- Keep the same denominator (2):
**3/2**

Now we have the problem: **3/2 - 2/3**

### Finding a Common Denominator

To subtract fractions, they must have the same denominator. The least common denominator of 2 and 3 is 6.

- Multiply
**3/2**by**3/3**(which is equal to 1): (3/2) * (3/3) = 9/6 - Multiply
**2/3**by**2/2**(which is equal to 1): (2/3) * (2/2) = 4/6

Our new problem is: **9/6 - 4/6**

### Subtracting Fractions

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

- 9/6 - 4/6 =
**5/6**

### Answer

Therefore, 1 1/2 cups minus 2/3 cup equals **5/6 cup**.