**7 1/3 - 5 1/2 as a Fraction**

To evaluate the expression 7 1/3 - 5 1/2, we need to convert both mixed numbers to improper fractions and then subtract.

**Step 1: Convert Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions**

### Convert 7 1/3 to an Improper Fraction

7 1/3 = 7 + 1/3 = (7 × 3) + 1 = 22/3

### Convert 5 1/2 to an Improper Fraction

5 1/2 = 5 + 1/2 = (5 × 2) + 1 = 11/2

**Step 2: Subtract the Improper Fractions**

Now, we can subtract the two improper fractions:

22/3 - 11/2 = ?

To subtract these fractions, we need to find the least common multiple (LCM) of 3 and 2, which is 6. Then, we can convert both fractions to have a denominator of 6:

22/3 = (22 × 2)/(3 × 2) = 44/6 11/2 = (11 × 3)/(2 × 3) = 33/6

Now, we can subtract:

44/6 - 33/6 = 11/6

So, 7 1/3 - 5 1/2 as a fraction is **11/6**.