# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 3/16 vs. 1/4. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 3/16 < 1/4 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) - 39/10 < - 42/18 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) - 71/98 < - 55/91 < - 58/100 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) 11/28 < 11/12 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) - 12/16 < - 14/23 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) 1/5 < 2/9 < 2/7 < 4/11 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) - 27/117 < - 17/107 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) 23/125 < 30/24 < 29/20 < 33/20 < 25/13 < 216/22 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) - 35/52 < - 25/45 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) 19/44 < 16/37 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) 12/35 < 8/15 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) 13/9 < 12/7 Jul 04 01:56 UTC (GMT) 39/50 = 78/100 Jul 04 01:56 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).