# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: - 16/60 vs. - 21/70. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 - 21/70 < - 16/60 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 3/5 < 5/8 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 3/5 < 7/10 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 5/41 < 1/7 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 2/6 < 9/12 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) - 999 < - 998 < 999 < 1000 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) - 78/89 < - 75/86 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 3/2 < 13/4 < 5 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 38/71 < 37/60 < 45/67 < 48/68 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 20/50 < 50/70 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 5/8 < 21/32 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 17/16 < 13/10 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) 4/13 < 11/12 Jul 02 17:59 UTC (GMT) see more... compared fractions see more... sorted fractions

## How to compare two fractions?

### 1. Fractions that have different signs:

• Any positive fraction is larger than any negative fraction:
• ie: 4/25 > - 19/2

### 2. A proper and an improper fraction:

• Any positive improper fraction is larger than any positive proper fraction:
• ie: 44/25 > 1 > 19/200
• Any negative improper fraction is smaller than any negative proper fraction:
• ie: - 44/25 < -1 < - 19/200

### 3. Fractions that have both like numerators and denominators:

• The fractions are equal:
• ie: 89/50 = 89/50

### 4. Fractions that have unlike (different) numerators but like (equal) denominators.

• Positive fractions: compare the numerators, the larger fraction is the one with the larger numerator:
• ie: 24/25 > 19/25
• Negative fractions: compare the numerators, the larger fraction is the one with the smaller numerator:
• ie: - 19/25 < - 17/25

### 5. Fractions that have unlike (different) denominators but like (equal) numerators.

• Positive fractions: compare the denominators, the larger fraction is the one with the smaller denominator:
• ie: 24/25 > 24/26
• Negative fractions: compare the denominators, the larger fraction is the one with the larger denominator:
• ie: - 17/25 < - 17/29

### 6. Fractions that have different denominators and numerators (unlike denominators and numerators).

• To compare them, fractions should be built up to the same denominator (or if it's easier, to the same numerator).