# Problem #1961

 1961 Consider the operation "minus the reciprocal of," defined by $a\diamond b=a-\frac{1}{b}$. What is $((1\diamond2)\diamond3)-(1\diamond(2\diamond3))$? $\textbf{(A) } -\dfrac{7}{30} \qquad\textbf{(B) } -\dfrac{1}{6} \qquad\textbf{(C) } 0 \qquad\textbf{(D) } \dfrac{1}{6} \qquad\textbf{(E) } \dfrac{7}{30}$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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