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Subtract 1/3 from 1/2

1/2 - 1/3 is 1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    1/2 = 1 × 3/2 × 3 = 3/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    1/3 = 1 × 2/3 × 2 = 2/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3/6 - 2/6 = 3 - 2/6 = 1/6

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