# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 1/4 vs. 7/16. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 1/4 < 7/16 Aug 11 09:26 UTC (GMT) 6/10 < 75/100 Aug 11 09:26 UTC (GMT) 10/7 < 8/5 Aug 11 09:26 UTC (GMT) - 33/17 < - 39/25 < - 29/34 < - 32/47 Aug 11 09:26 UTC (GMT) 1/14 < 17/102 < 2/9 < 12/25 Aug 11 09:26 UTC (GMT) - 40/14 < - 39/15 < - 36/15 < - 29/13 < - 35/16 < - 35/17 < - 40/20 < - 32/17 < - 38/21 < - 39/23 < - 35/22 < - 25/20 < - 27/23 < - 11/30 Aug 11 09:25 UTC (GMT) - 39/33 < - 30/27 Aug 11 09:25 UTC (GMT) 3/5 < 10/15 Aug 11 09:25 UTC (GMT) 10/2 = 30/6 Aug 11 09:25 UTC (GMT) - 882/6 < - 892/13 Aug 11 09:25 UTC (GMT) 11/29 < 9/21 Aug 11 09:25 UTC (GMT) - 17/24 < - 14/20 < - 17/27 < - 14/24 < - 11/25 Aug 11 09:25 UTC (GMT) 5/11 < 7/12 Aug 11 09:25 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).