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Author: Andross

## The function sortArray( )

Here is the code.

```function sortArray(array) {
var a;
var b = array.length;
var c
var tempArray = [];
for (i=0; i<%lt%>b; i++) {
a = array[0];
c = 0;
for (j=0; j<%lt%>array.length-1; j++) {
if (a<%gt%>=array[j+1]) {
a = array[j+1];
c = j+1

}

}
array.splice(c,1)
tempArray[tempArray.length] = a;
}
return tempArray;
}
```

To put it in simple words, the function loops through the array searching for the smallest number. For instance, in the following array:..

[5,2,8,3]

the function would first identify 2 as the smallest number so it takes it and places it as the first number in the 'tempArray' that was created in the function for temporary use. The function then deletes the 2 from 'array', the function's parameter so that it now looks like this:..

[5,8,3]

while the 'tempArray' looks like this...

[2]

The function continues doing the same thing until it has done going through all the numbers, and the 'tempArray' looks like this...

[2,3,5,8]

So after the function is done, it returns the value of 'tempArray'.

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