# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 3/8 vs. 13/32. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 3/8 < 13/32 Dec 07 13:43 UTC (GMT) - 6/26 < - 3/16 Dec 07 13:43 UTC (GMT) 1/8 < 5/16 < 7/12 < 5/6 Dec 07 13:43 UTC (GMT) 39/42 < 43/45 Dec 07 13:43 UTC (GMT) - 43/37 < - 33/33 Dec 07 13:43 UTC (GMT) 9/16 < 11/16 Dec 07 13:43 UTC (GMT) 10/14 = 25/35 Dec 07 13:43 UTC (GMT) 1 < 3 = 3 = 3 = 3 < 9 < 21 < 92 < 921 = 921 Dec 07 13:42 UTC (GMT) 1/5 < 3/8 Dec 07 13:42 UTC (GMT) 3/16 < 3/8 Dec 07 13:42 UTC (GMT) 2/5 < 5/12 Dec 07 13:41 UTC (GMT) 8/12 < 4/5 Dec 07 13:41 UTC (GMT) 5/6 < 67 Dec 07 13:40 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).