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8.4.11 Take a Thing Out, Sort It and Reverse It CodeHS Answers

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The most common answer is:

my_list=[“eggplant”, “apple”, “zucchini”, “rambutan”, “grapefruit”]
def remove_sort_reverse(my_list):
perform operations on my_list to
1. remove all “eggplant”s
my_list.remove(“eggplant”)
2. sort it
my_list.sort()
3. reverse it!
my_list.reverse()
return my_list
print (remove_sort_reverse(my_list))

This function remove_sort_reverse is set up to manipulate a list by removing a specific item (“eggplant”), sorting the list, and then reversing it. To ensure compatibility with Python syntax and improve clarity, let’s adjust the quotation marks and add comments:

my_list = ["eggplant", "apple", "zucchini", "rambutan", "grapefruit"]

def remove_sort_reverse(lst):
    # 1. Remove all "eggplant"s
    # Using a while loop to remove multiple occurrences of "eggplant"
    while "eggplant" in lst:
        lst.remove("eggplant")
    
    # 2. Sort it
    lst.sort()
    
    # 3. Reverse it!
    lst.reverse()
    
    return lst

print(remove_sort_reverse(my_list))

This code carefully addresses each of the steps you outlined:

  • It first checks for the presence of “eggplant” in the list and removes all occurrences. This is done in a while loop to ensure that if “eggplant” appears more than once, each instance is removed.
  • Then, it sorts the remaining items in the list in ascending order.
  • After sorting, it reverses the list to achieve the final desired state.
  • Finally, the modified list is returned and printed.

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