# How Do You Put Fractions In Order From Smallest To Largest?

When ordering fractions with the same denominators, **look at the numerators and compare them** 2 at a time. The fraction with the smallest numerator is the smallest. The fraction with the largest numerator is the biggest. Let’s learn from an example.

## How can you tell which fraction is smaller?

As the denominator gets larger, the fraction gets smaller. To compare fractions with like numerators, look at the denominators. The fraction with the smaller denominator is the larger fraction.

## How do you know if a fraction is greater than 1?

Students who are successful at this have already generalized the rule: fractions greater than 1 have numerators larger than their denominators; those that are less than 1 have numerators smaller than their denominators; the rest are equal to 1.

## What are the fractions less than 1?

➡️Fractions that are less than one are known as proper fractions, and the numerator (the top number) is less than the denominator (the bottom number). ➡️ A fraction with a numerator that is greater than or equal to the denominator is known as an improper fraction.