[1, 4, 3, 7, 2, 12, -3, 3]

that needed to be sorted.

The list can be sorted by directly applying the sort() method to the list, and indirectly by using the sorted().

### Using sort()

The list will be sorted and the list will now become the new sorted list.

>>> y = [1, 4, 3, 7, 2, 12, -3, 3]

>>> y.sort()

>>> y

[-3, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 7, 12]

>>> y.sort()

>>> y

[-3, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 7, 12]

### Using sorted()

The list will be sorted as a new list.

We can create a new sorted list, and the original remains.

>>> y = [1, 4, 3, 7, 2, 12, -3, 3]

>>> sorted(y)

[-3, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 7, 12]

>>> y

[1, 4, 3, 7, 2, 12, -3, 3]

>>> sorted(y)

[-3, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 7, 12]

>>> y

[1, 4, 3, 7, 2, 12, -3, 3]