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## What is sorting and its types?

Sorting is the processing of arranging the data in ascending and descending order. There are several types of sorting in data structures namely – **bubble sort, insertion sort, selection sort, bucket sort, heap sort, quick sort, radix sort** etc.

## How does sort works in Java?

**How does the Sort Method in the Collection Sort Work?**

- Whenever we need to sort the values in a collection, this “sort” method transfers control to the compare method in the class.
- The compare method then returns some values based on the comparison.
- It returns 0 if both the objects are equal.

## What is sort in array?

A sorted array is **an array data structure in which each element is sorted in numerical, alphabetical, or some other order**, and placed at equally spaced addresses in computer memory. It is typically used in computer science to implement static lookup tables to hold multiple values which have the same data type.

## What is sorting with example?

Sorting is the process of placing elements from a collection in some kind of order. For example, **a list of words could be sorted alphabetically or by length**. A list of cities could be sorted by population, by area, or by zip code. … This suggests that sorting is an important area of study in computer science.

## Which sorting algorithm is best?

Time Complexities of Sorting Algorithms:

Algorithm | Best | Worst |
---|---|---|

Bubble Sort | Ω(n) | O(n^2) |

Merge Sort | Ω(n log(n)) | O(n log(n)) |

Insertion Sort | Ω(n) | O(n^2) |

Selection Sort | Ω(n^2) | O(n^2) |

## What sorting algorithm is used in Java?

Java’s Arrays. sort method uses **quicksort, insertion sort and mergesort**. There is even both a single and dual pivot quicksort implemented in the OpenJDK code.

## What are the two types of sorting?

The techniques of sorting can be divided into two categories. These are: **Internal Sorting**. **External Sorting**.

## How do you sort an ArrayList?

To sort the ArrayList, you need to simply **call the Collections**. sort() method passing the ArrayList object populated with country names. This method will sort the elements (country names) of the ArrayList using natural ordering (alphabetically in ascending order).

## Does sort mutate?

sort() **mutates the array in place**, and then returns it This means that after calling const B = A.