# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 16/25 vs. 5/8. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 5/8 < 16/25 Jul 02 22:22 UTC (GMT) 50/100 = 55/110 Jul 02 22:22 UTC (GMT) 2/9 < 11/18 < 2/3 < 5/6 Jul 02 22:22 UTC (GMT) 12/33 < 6/11 Jul 02 22:22 UTC (GMT) - 585/135 < - 595/140 Jul 02 22:21 UTC (GMT) 15/75 < 10/40 Jul 02 22:21 UTC (GMT) 30/25 < 26/16 Jul 02 22:21 UTC (GMT) 23/42 < 34/48 < 26/31 < 78/16 Jul 02 22:21 UTC (GMT) - 31/31 < - 22/25 Jul 02 22:21 UTC (GMT) - 7/12 < - 1/4 Jul 02 22:21 UTC (GMT) 37/300 < 46/302 Jul 02 22:21 UTC (GMT) - 19/33 < - 23/41 < - 17/35 Jul 02 22:21 UTC (GMT) - 128 < - 137/4 Jul 02 22:21 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).