# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 1/2 vs. 5/8. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 1/2 < 5/8 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 10/40 < 8/28 < 13/40 < 9/24 < 7/17 < 10/10 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 3/32 < 5/16 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 2/10 < 35/100 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 30/1009 < 11/21 < 9/17 < 1000/1003 < 19/8 < 13/5 < 26/9 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) - 24/31 < - 27/43 < - 23/39 < - 47/90 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 9/64 < 17/68 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 2/3 < 6/6 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 56/94 < 55/86 < 54/75 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 34/46 < 44/50 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 6/41 < 16/44 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) - 48/64 < - 51/70 Jul 06 23:25 UTC (GMT) 5/9 = 15/27 Jul 06 23:25 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).