# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 3/7 vs. 5/12. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 5/12 < 3/7 Jun 03 22:38 UTC (GMT) 33/74 < 39/81 Jun 03 22:38 UTC (GMT) 5/32 < 15/32 Jun 03 22:38 UTC (GMT) 16/12 < 11/6 Jun 03 22:38 UTC (GMT) 13/18 < 11/15 Jun 03 22:38 UTC (GMT) - 524/631 < - 519/625 Jun 03 22:38 UTC (GMT) 3/16 < 3/8 Jun 03 22:37 UTC (GMT) - 79/52 < - 56/82 < - 50/107 Jun 03 22:37 UTC (GMT) 9/32 < 5/16 Jun 03 22:37 UTC (GMT) 6/15 < 11/16 Jun 03 22:37 UTC (GMT) 17/39 < 21/35 < 28/16 Jun 03 22:37 UTC (GMT) 8/15 < 18/23 Jun 03 22:37 UTC (GMT) 15/19 < 9/10 Jun 03 22:37 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).