###### 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*}