# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 21/2 vs. 23/5. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 - 18/34 < - 10/32 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) 23/5 < 21/2 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) 1/4 < 5/16 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) - 13/18 < - 15/24 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) 3/4 < 95/100 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) - 18/36 < - 11/33 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) 5/9 = 30/54 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) 10/17 < 11/16 < 12/17 < 7/9 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) - 21/70 < - 16/60 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) 3/4 = 27/36 Jun 03 22:22 UTC (GMT) - 6/10 < - 8/15 < - 5/12 = - 5/12 Jun 03 22:21 UTC (GMT) - 34/44 < - 31/53 < - 26/48 Jun 03 22:21 UTC (GMT) 1/11 < 1/10 < 1/9 Jun 03 22:21 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).