Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 2/16 vs. 3/16. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

The operation of comparing fractions:
2/16 vs. 3/16

The fractions have the same denominator, compare their numerators.

The larger the numerator the larger the positive fraction.

The fractions sorted in ascending order:
2/16 < 3/16

Compare and sort the fractions in ascending order:
3/16 vs. 12/18

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

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The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

2/16 < 3/16 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
- 8/8 < - 2/5 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
- 24/47 < - 23/46 < - 17/42 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
8/20 < 15/20 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
7/32 < 15/40 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
- 40/49 < - 31/46 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
- 1/3 < - 1/10 < 0 < 2 = 2 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
1/12 < 2/12 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
4/9 < 3/6 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
52/84 < 47/75 < 61/73 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
1/4 < 3/7 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
- 9/18 < - 2/11 Jul 02 18:37 UTC (GMT)
7/18 < 3/4 Jul 02 18:37 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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