**1 3/4 - 1/3 as a Fraction**

To subtract 1/3 from 1 3/4, we need to convert both numbers to improper fractions and then perform the subtraction.

**Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions**

### 1 3/4

A mixed number is a combination of a whole number and a fraction. To convert a mixed number to an improper fraction, we multiply the whole number part by the denominator and then add the numerator.

1 3/4 = (1 × 4) + 3/4 = 4/4 + 3/4 = 7/4

### 1/3

This is already a fraction, so we don't need to convert it.

**Subtracting Fractions**

Now that we have both numbers as improper fractions, we can subtract them.

7/4 - 1/3 = 7/4 - 2/6 (convert 1/3 to have a common denominator of 12) = 21/12 - 4/12 = (21 - 4)/12 = 17/12

So, **1 3/4 - 1/3 as a fraction is 17/12**.