# [Tutor] Help with putting numbers from highest to lowest.

Derry, James R jderry at austin.utexas.edu
Wed Sep 27 15:36:21 EDT 2017

In [2]: ?sorted
Signature: sorted(iterable, /, *, key=None, reverse=False)
Docstring:
Return a new list containing all items from the iterable in ascending order.

A custom key function can be supplied to customize the sort order, and the
reverse flag can be set to request the result in descending order.
Type:      builtin_function_or_method

In [3]: sorted([3,1,5], reverse=True)
Out[3]: [5, 3, 1]

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Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:10 AM
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Subject: [Tutor] Help with putting numbers from highest to lowest.

Hello,
When I used sort() to do that, but my problem is that sort() just arrange numbers from small to big, not from big to small. That is the issue I am having now. For instance:
# The user is entering those numbers:a = 2.7b = 4.7c= 5.8d = 7.9# I will like the answer to be like this: 7.9  5.8  4.7 2.7
#but if I use sort(), I will have that answer, but I do not want that:2.7 4.7 5.8 7.9
Thank you!
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