# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: - 14/27 vs. - 16/31. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 - 14/27 < - 16/31 Jul 04 08:51 UTC (GMT) 13/19 < 18/25 Jul 04 08:51 UTC (GMT) - 11/3 < - 13/4 < - 11/4 < - 13/6 < - 13/7 < - 109/102 < - 13/13 < - 10/15 < - 7/13 < - 3/8 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) 15/19 < 17/21 < 13/16 < 8/7 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) 45/132 < 54/141 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) - 16/18 < - 9/16 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) 80/133 < 74/121 < 70/113 < 74/119 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) 108/5 < 100 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) 2131/100000 < 109/5000 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) 18/19 < 27/13 < 30/14 < 34/15 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) 4/8 < 4/6 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) 382/165 < 257/111 < 521/125 < 382 < 650 Jul 04 08:50 UTC (GMT) 5/7 < 6/7 Jul 04 08:50 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).