Posted by **Joy** on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2:30pm.

Use Bubble Sort to sort the list:

7, 12, 5, 22, 13, 32

What is the maximum number of comparisons required for a list of 6 numbers?

How many vcomparisons did I actually need?

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**MathMate**, Friday, July 26, 2013 at 3:31pm
Number of comparisons for 6 numbers:

5+4+3+2+1=15

You need all 15 comparisons unless you modify the algorithm to keep track of exchanges.

There are 4 exchanges in this particular example.

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**Joy**, Friday, July 26, 2013 at 4:45pm
Thanks for explaining this to me!

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**MathMate**, Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:04pm
You're welcome!

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