Build up the fractions to the same common numerator:
Expand each fraction: multiply both its numerator and denominator by its corresponding expanding number, calculated at the step 2, above.
This way all the fractions will have the same numerator:
8/13 = (3 × 8)/(3 × 13) = 24/39
12/17 = (2 × 12)/(2 × 17) = 24/34
The fractions have the same numerator, compare their denominators.
The larger the denominator the smaller the positive fraction.
The larger the denominator the larger the negative fraction.
::: The operation of comparing fractions ::: The final answer:
The fractions sorted in ascending order: 24/39 < 24/34
The initial fractions sorted in ascending order: 8/13 < 12/17
How are the numbers being written on our website: comma ',' is used as a thousands separator; point '.' used as a decimal separator; numbers rounded off to max. 12 decimals (if the case). The set of the used symbols on our website: '/' the fraction bar; ÷ dividing; × multiplying; + plus (adding); - minus (subtracting); = equal; ≈ approximately equal.
The latest common ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order