## College Algebra (10th Edition)

$2$
Cancel the common factor $3$ to obtain: $\require{cancel} \\\cancel{3}\cdot \dfrac{5}{\cancel{6}2}-\dfrac{1}{2} \\=\dfrac{5}{2} - \dfrac{1}{2}$ The fractions are similar, so perform the subtraction to obtain: $=\dfrac{5-1}{2} \\=\dfrac{4}{2} \\=2$