# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 3/16 vs. 7/32. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 3/16 < 7/32 Jul 02 21:35 UTC (GMT) - 51/5 < - 11/16 < - 75/112 Jul 02 21:35 UTC (GMT) 17/42 = 17/42 < 31/43 Jul 02 21:35 UTC (GMT) 14/39 < 18/49 Jul 02 21:35 UTC (GMT) 7/8 = 14/16 Jul 02 21:34 UTC (GMT) - 14/19 < - 16/26 Jul 02 21:34 UTC (GMT) 33/100 < 1/3 Jul 02 21:34 UTC (GMT) 16/19 < 10/11 Jul 02 21:34 UTC (GMT) - 21/27 < - 15/21 Jul 02 21:34 UTC (GMT) - 8/12 < - 10/16 < - 11/21 < - 6/12 Jul 02 21:34 UTC (GMT) - 5/3 < - 5/6 Jul 02 21:34 UTC (GMT) 11/19 < 8/12 < 14/11 Jul 02 21:34 UTC (GMT) 1/74 < 55/81 < 4 Jul 02 21:34 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).