# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 5/9 vs. 12/25. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 12/25 < 5/9 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) - 26/27 < - 17/24 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) - 12/17 < - 11/16 < - 11/18 < - 8/20 < - 7/18 < - 5/19 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) - 19/28 < - 29/44 < - 20/33 < - 23/49 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) - 16/20 < - 18/26 < - 14/30 < - 11/26 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) - 27/39 < - 29/44 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) - 41/68 < - 35/62 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) 13/41 < 21/51 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) - 27/46 < - 26/49 < - 13/34 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) 1/6 < 1/3 < 3/8 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) 1/12 < 5/6 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) 10/27 < 8/20 Jul 02 21:09 UTC (GMT) 284/30 < 274/23 Jul 02 21:08 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).