Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 1/16 vs. 1/32. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

The operation of comparing fractions:
1/16 vs. 1/32

The fractions have the same numerator, compare their denominators.

The larger the denominator the smaller the positive fraction.

The fractions sorted in ascending order:
1/32 < 1/16

Compare and sort the fractions in ascending order:
1/16 vs. 3/23

Symbols: / fraction bar; ÷ divide; × multiply; + plus; - minus; = equal; < less than;

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The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

1/32 < 1/16 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
15/6 < 17/6 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
5/7 < 24/28 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
- 118/22 < - 107/21 < - 189/39 < - 98/31 < - 75/27 < - 49/30 < - 48/30 < - 50/32 < - 41/28 < - 15/11 < - 41/33 < - 47/38 < - 35/36 < - 11/26 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
2/5 < 4/8 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
25/11 < 23/9 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
- 14/13 < - 22/23 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
35/100 < 45/103 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
2/13 < 18/3 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
2/3 < 9/13 < 1 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
21/46 < 27/56 < 31/49 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
1/4 < 2/4 < 3/4 < 4/4 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
3/9 < 3/7 < 3/5 < 3/4 Jul 02 17:57 UTC (GMT)
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Tutoring: Comparing ordinary 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).

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