# Compare and sort in ascending order the set of the ordinary fractions: - 6/10, - 5/12, - 8/15, - 5/12. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 - 11/19 < - 4/11 Jul 02 19:05 UTC (GMT) - 6/10 < - 8/15 < - 5/12 = - 5/12 Jul 02 19:05 UTC (GMT) 1/9 < 7/9 Jul 02 19:05 UTC (GMT) 11/17 < 23/22 < 8/7 < 17/6 Jul 02 19:05 UTC (GMT) - 14/40 < - 11/32 Jul 02 19:05 UTC (GMT) 8/23 < 11/21 < 17/27 < 14/20 < 29/36 Jul 02 19:05 UTC (GMT) 5/6 < 5/3 Jul 02 19:05 UTC (GMT) - 71/17 < - 62/17 < - 66/22 = - 66/22 < - 33/40 < - 86/131 Jul 02 19:05 UTC (GMT) - 1/2 < 5/8 Jul 02 19:04 UTC (GMT) 79/100 < 4/5 Jul 02 19:04 UTC (GMT) 1/16 < 2/25 Jul 02 19:04 UTC (GMT) 20/21 < 16/15 Jul 02 19:04 UTC (GMT) - 11/15 < - 4/11 Jul 02 19:04 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).