###### Example1.2.13

We could also use multiplication to decrease amounts. How much is $$\frac{1}{2}$$ of $$\frac{2}{3}$$ cup?

So $$\frac{1}{2}$$ of $$\frac{2}{3}$$ cup is $$\frac{2}{6}$$ cup. Mathematically, we can write

\begin{equation*} \frac{2}{3} \cdot \frac{1}{2} = \frac{2}{6}\text{.} \end{equation*}
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