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# What Does Ascending Mean in Math?

TopAscending means to go upward, move upwards, increment etc or we can say moving from lowest to greatest. Now we will see what does ascending Mean in Math.
We can say that arrangement of list of Numbers in increasing order is known as ascending order.
Sort a list in ascending order means that every element will be greater than the previous element and very next element will be greater than its previous element.
Sometimes we need to sort the list of various Types of Numbers in ascending order. Ascending numbers means to rearrange a list of numbers in increasing order, so that we can easily identify the numbers according to their values. In ascending order it is easy to search any number in the list.
Let us see how we can rearrange the list of numbers in ascending order:
If we have a Set of different numbers and we want to arrange these numbers in increasing order then we first select the smallest number from the list. We make a new list and put this smallest number at first place in the list. Then we select the second smallest number from the list and put this number at second place in the new list. We follow this procedure until we read out all the numbers from the old list. This is the procedure to ascend the numbers in the list.
Let us understand it with an example: We have a list of numbers 4, 8, 6, 9, 3. This is a list with five numbers. 3 is the smallest number we put it at first place, then 4 is the second smallest number we put it second place. Then 6, 8 and 9. The new list we get is 3, 4, 6, 8, 9. This is a sorted list in ascending order.