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# Thread: Finding the 2nd smallest value in an Array

1. ## Finding the 2nd smallest value in an Array

Code:
min(array(48, 9, 52, 183));
I can find the smallest value in an Array with the code above which is helped by guido2004 and logic_earth in the former post.

Now I like to find the 2nd smallest value which is 48 in the Array.

I guess I have 2 ways.

The 1st way is that finding the 2nd smallest value directly if there is any code or function in PHP.

The other way is that creates a new Array with the removing or deleting the smallest value which is 9 in the Array.
The new Array will be newArray[48, 52, 183) and the code below will find my target value 48.
Code:
min(array(48, 52, 183));
How can I find the 2nd smallest value directly(the 1st way)?
How can I get remove an array value which is 9 for finding the second smallest value(the other way)?

How can I get my target result?

2. PHP Code:
sort\$arraySORT_NUMERIC );
\$smallest array_shift\$array );
\$smallest_2nd array_shift\$array );

3. Thank you very much, logic_earth.

4. use sort() and access the 2nd array item.

PHP Code:
\$a=48;
\$b=9;
\$c=52;
\$d=183;
\$e = array(\$a\$b\$c\$d);
sort\$e );

echo
\$e[1]; // 48

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