# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 1/4 vs. 5/16. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 1/4 < 5/16 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) 19/10 < 14/6 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) - 41/33 < - 40/50 < - 45/62 < - 31/59 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) - 33/35 < - 24/27 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) - 43/48 < - 50/57 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) 3/13 < 4/16 < 12/16 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) 7/16 < 3/4 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) 2/3 < 7/8 < 6/5 < 3/2 < 8/5 < 2 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) - 37/34 < - 30/32 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) 4/12 < 11/17 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) - 1010/1010 < - 1005/1007 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) - 47/14 < - 31/23 < - 22/35 Jul 06 23:14 UTC (GMT) - 9/25 < - 5/18 Jul 06 23:14 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).