# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: - 37/116 vs. - 40/118. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 1/10 < 5/10 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) - 40/118 < - 37/116 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) 2/8 < 2/4 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) - 117/53 < - 69/50 < - 55/56 < - 46/62 < - 25/65 < - 18/60 < - 13/60 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) 1/64 < 1/32 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) 3/6 = 5/10 < 2/3 < 4 < 6 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) 27/62 < 31/68 < 29/45 < 49/71 < 45/62 < 49/38 < 57/28 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) - 127/68 < - 81/116 < - 71/106 < - 77/118 < - 69/115 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) - 36/49 < - 46/64 < - 32/56 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) 92/139 = 92/139 < 91/128 < 101/127 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) 3/11 < 2/7 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) 550/325 < 887/518 < 606/348 Aug 11 10:40 UTC (GMT) 2/3 < 18/3 Aug 11 10:40 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).