# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: - 39/42 vs. - 41/46. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 - 39/42 < - 41/46 Jun 01 16:26 UTC (GMT) 8/4 < 5/2 Jun 01 16:26 UTC (GMT) 1/32 < 1/16 Jun 01 16:26 UTC (GMT) 1/8 < 15/100 Jun 01 16:26 UTC (GMT) 6/11 < 14/19 Jun 01 16:26 UTC (GMT) 5/14 < 13/14 Jun 01 16:25 UTC (GMT) 8/9 < 19/21 Jun 01 16:25 UTC (GMT) 4/16 < 6/10 < 16/10 Jun 01 16:25 UTC (GMT) 15/21 < 12/6 < 17/8 < 46/9 Jun 01 16:25 UTC (GMT) - 18 < - 22/7 Jun 01 16:25 UTC (GMT) - 7/9 < - 10/19 Jun 01 16:25 UTC (GMT) 29/20 < 21/14 Jun 01 16:25 UTC (GMT) 18/11 < 26/14 Jun 01 16:25 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).