# 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 Dec 10 05:17 UTC (GMT) 8/25 < 10/31 Dec 10 05:17 UTC (GMT) 6/18 < 7/9 Dec 10 05:17 UTC (GMT) 4/11 < 2/5 Dec 10 05:17 UTC (GMT) 93/110 < 90/100 Dec 10 05:16 UTC (GMT) 98/100 < 99/100 Dec 10 05:16 UTC (GMT) 14/15 < 22/21 Dec 10 05:16 UTC (GMT) 4/10 < 5/6 Dec 10 05:16 UTC (GMT) 17/7 < 24/5 Dec 10 05:16 UTC (GMT) - 46/62 < - 55/85 < - 44/78 Dec 10 05:16 UTC (GMT) 4/7 = 28/49 Dec 10 05:16 UTC (GMT) 16/21 < 26/25 Dec 10 05:15 UTC (GMT) - 49/3 < - 7/8 < - 19/40 < - 5/19 Dec 10 05:15 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).