# Compare and sort in ascending order the set of the ordinary fractions: 1/2, 2/7, 8/14. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 2/7 < 1/2 < 8/14 Jul 04 10:04 UTC (GMT) - 21/13 < - 19/17 < - 25/33 < - 12/19 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) 3/8 = 375/1000 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) 3/16 < 1/2 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) 17/34 < 18/35 < 20/35 < 18/27 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) - 947/25 < - 28/10 < - 47/19 < - 48/35 < - 17/23 < - 21/42 < - 19/46 < - 17/48 < - 28/225 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) 13/25 < 52 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) - 2/6 < - 4/14 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) 6/11 < 3/5 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) 4/15 < 9/10 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) 6 < 8 < 9 < 36 < 39 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) - 2/3 < - 1/3 < 2/15 < 1/2 < 3/4 Jul 04 10:03 UTC (GMT) - 813/11 < - 821/19 Jul 04 10:03 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).