# insertion sort in c

The Insertion Sort algorithm is a commonly used algorithm. Even if you haven’t been a programmer or a student of computer science, you may have used this algorithm. Try recalling how you sort a deck of cards. You start from the begining, traverse through the cards and as you find cards misplaced by precedence you remove them and insert them back into the right position. Eventually what you have is a sorted deck of cards. The same idea is applied in the Insertion Sort algorithm

PROGRAM:

``````/*Sorting Elements of an array in ascending order using insertion sort algorithm*/
#include<stdio.h>
int main()
{
int data,n,temp,i,j;
printf("Enter number of terms(should be less than 100): ");
scanf("%d",&n);
printf("Enter elements: ");
for(i=0;i<n;i++)
{
scanf("%d",&data[i]);
}
for(i=1;i<n;i++)
{
temp = data[i];
j=i-1;
while(temp<data[j] && j>=0)
/*To sort elements in descending order, change temp<data[j] to temp>data[j] in above line.*/
{
data[j+1] = data[j];
--j;
}
data[j+1]=temp;
}
printf("In ascending order: ");
for(i=0; i<n; i++)
printf("%d\t",data[i]);
return 0;
}``````

OUTPUT:

Enter number of terms(should be less than 100): 5
Enter elements: 12
1
2
5
3
In ascending order: 1 2 3 5 12