# Compare and sort in ascending order the two ordinary fractions, which one is larger: 5/8 vs. 1/4. Ordinary fractions compared and sorted in ascending order, result explained below

## The latest fractions compared and sorted in ascending order

 1/4 < 5/8 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) 2/21 < 11/26 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) - 15/17 < - 18/24 < - 12/21 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) 1/2 < 14/27 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) 32/32 < 38/29 < 46/20 < 52/22 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) 31/52 < 29/43 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) 13/64 < 1/4 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) 27/41 < 26/33 < 40/25 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) - 7/24 < 5/16 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) - 17/30 < - 9/22 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) - 26/18 < - 28/20 < - 12/20 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) 7/16 < 9/18 < 5/8 < 6/6 < 8/7 Jul 10 15:16 UTC (GMT) 3/4 < 5/6 < 11/12 < 23/24 Jul 10 15:16 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).